Taipei, A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan at 8:56 p.m. Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
The epicenter of the temblor was at sea, about 31.4 kilometers south of Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 31 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.
The earthquake's highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Hualien, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.
The quake also measured an intensity of 2 in Taitung, Nantou, Changhua and Taichung the bureau said.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel