Taipei A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan at 8:10 p.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The epicenter of the temblor was about 18.1 kilometers south southwest of the Hualien County government offices, and it hit at a depth of 6.7 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.
The earthquake's highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, measured 4 on Taiwan's 0 7 intensity scale in the towns of Shuilian and Yanliao in the county, and reached a 3 in the county capital of Hualien City along with Tongmen and Jiqi, according to CWB data.
A 4 indicates a fairly strong shake that may frighten some people and can topple unsecured objects and rattle hanging objects.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel