Magnitude 4.4 quake hits central Taiwan

Taipei, A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck central Taiwan at 10:01 a.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

No casualties or damage were immediately reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 39.4 kilometers east of Nantou County Hall at a depth of 7.9 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Sun Moon Lake in Nantou and Changhua County, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale.

The earthquake could be felt in other parts of central Taiwan, with an intensity levels of 1 and 2.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel