Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 3:07 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The quake's epicenter was located at sea about 23.8 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 42.4 km, the bureau's data showed.

The quake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in the county's Taroko National Park area, Hualien City and Nan'ao Township in Yilan County, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale.

It was felt at an intensity of 2 in some areas in Nantou County and Changhua County in central Taiwan, while no tremors were felt in Taipei. No injuries were reported.

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit northeastern Taiwan last week.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel