The tremor was also felt in the capital, Taipei
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the east coast of Taiwan, the island’s weather bureau said. The tremor was also felt in the capital, Taipei.
The earthquake occurred shortly after noon local time about 30 km off the coast of Hualien County at a shallow depth of 6 km. There were no reports of damage or casualties.
Earthquakes occur regularly in Taiwan because the island is located near the intersection of two tectonic plates.