6.0 magnitude quake jolts Taiwan

Taipei: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale struck off Taiwan’s Hualien County in the country’s eastern coast on Tuesday.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the quake occurred at 12:34 pm (local time) and struck at a depth of 30 kilometers.

Tremors were also felt in the capital Taipei and its surrounding regions. However, there are no reports of damage and casualties so far. No tsunami warning has been issued.

In February, Taiwan was hit by a 6.4 magnitude temblor which claimed 17 lives and left over 250 wounded.