Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks northeastern Taiwan

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit off Taiwan's eastern coast at 5:46 p.m. Monday jolted northern and northeastern Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The epicenter of the quake was located in waters off of Hualien County, 56.7 kilometers east of the Hualien County government complex, and hit at a depth of 19.4 km, the bureau said.

The earthquake's biggest intensity levels, which gauge the actual effect of a quake, were recorded further north, reaching a 4 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale in the capital Taipei, neighboring New Taipei, and parts of Yilan County.

The shaking in Taipei lasted nearly a minute and shook buildings from side-to-side.

Intensity levels of 3 were recorded in parts of Hualien, Taichung, Hsinchu City and County, Changhua County, and Taoyuan, according to the bureau.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel