Taipei-A magnitude 5.5 earthquake with six aftershocks jolted central Taiwan at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The quake's epicenter was located at about 46.5 kilometers east-northeast of Chiayi County government hall, at a depth of 18.5 km, according to CWB data.
The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Chiayi County's Alishan Township and Chiayi City where it measured 5 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale.
The earthquake also measured an intensity of 5 in Kukeng Township of neighboring Yunlin County, and 4 in Douliu, Yunlin, bureau data showed.
Three high speed trains were affected, but resumed operations after a short stop.
There were no reports of injuries as of press time.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel