Magnitude 4.7 quake hits eastern Taiwan

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Graphic by the Central Weather Bureau

Graphic by the Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, May 12 (CNA) A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 12:17 p.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

No casualties or damage were immediately reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at sea about 19.3 kilometers southeast of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 43.7 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Hualien's coastal Jiqi area, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale.

The earthquake could be felt in other parts of Taiwan, with intensity levels of 1 and 2.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low)
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