5.7-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan: CENC

Updated: 2015-03-23 19:57


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BEIJING - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted the sea off the east coast of Hualien, Taiwan at 6:13 pm Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 23.8 degrees north latitude and 121.7 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 20 kilometers, the center said in a statement.

The island's seismological agency measured the quake at 6.0-magnitude, with a depth of 26.3 km, adding that the epicenter was 35.8 km off Hualien County government.

The quake was felt in Taipei and there has been no immediate reports of casualties.