Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits off Taiwan
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit just off the coast of Taiwan at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday morning, east of the coastal city of Hua-lien, the China National Seismological Network reported.
The epicenter was only 6 km deep, it said. Xinhua correspondent in Taipei said strong tremor could be felt at around 2:11 a.m. there, Xinhua reported.
Reports from the island also said buildings swayed in most parts of the island and people could be shaken from bed. But there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, nor alert of immediate tsunami.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 6.3.