Earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The epicenter of the quake was located at sea 40 kilometers southeast of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 30.3 km, the bureau said.

The highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was in Hualien County, where it was recorded at 4 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale, the bureau added.

The quake was recorded at an intensity of 3 in Taitung County, Yilan County, Nantou County, Taichung, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Changhua County, Hsinchu County and New Taipei, the bureau's data showed.

No immediate casualties were reported.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channels