A 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 8:22 p.m., the Central Meteorological Administration said on Wednesday (March 9).
The epicenter of the earthquake was on the coast of Taitung County, 62.3 km northeast of Taitung County Government and 34.5 km below the Pacific Ocean. After the quake, there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
In two counties on the east coast, Hualien and Taitung, the quake’s magnitude was recorded as 4 on the Taiwanese 7-point scale, indicating how well a particular place was felt. Kaohsiung, Tainan, Taichung, Yunlin, Nantou and Chiayi districts have magnitude 3.