Taipei--A magnitude 5 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan at 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
The earthquake's epicenter was located just off Taiwan's coast, 16.3 kilometers east of Yilan County's government offices. The quake struck at a depth of 61.5 kilometers, the bureau said.
The earthquake's maximum intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was in Nanao in Yilan County, where it measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.
It registered an intensity of 3 in Luodong and Niudou in Yilan County and Heping in Hualien County, and an intensity of 1 was felt as far north as Taipei.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel