A magnitude 6 earthquake struck in the seas off eastern Taiwan at 4:19 a.m. Sunday and was felt in some parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The epicenter of the temblor was off the coast of eastern Taiwan, 85.3 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall, at a depth of 54.8 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.
The intensity of the quake, which measures its actual effect, was highest in Yilan County, where it registered 3 on Taiwan’s 0-7 intensity scale, according to CWB data.
The intensity also registered 3 in Hualien County, Nantou County, Hsinchu County, Taitung County, Yunlin County and Chiayi County, while an intensity of 2 was detected in the greater Taipei area and many other areas of the nation, the data showed.
Meanwhile, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that an earthquake of magnitude 6 struck the Taiwan region at a depth of 55 kilometers early Sunday, but it later revised the figures to magnitude 5.6 and depth of 20 km.