Taipei A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan at 5:24 a.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). No injuries or damage were immediately reported.
The earthquake was centered about 26.1 kilometers northeast of Pingtung County Hall and struck at a depth of 15.5 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.
The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in parts of Pingtung County, where it measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.
The quake also measured an intensity of 3 in Kaohsiung City in the south, the bureau said.
Several other areas in southern Taiwan's Tainan City, Chiayi County, Chiayi City and Yunlin County, also recorded an intensity of 2.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel