TAIPEI IS SHAKING! MAGNITUDE 6.2 EARTHQUAKE IN TAIWAN
Taiwan's weather bureau said a massive earthquake struck the sea off the country's east coast on Monday.
The US Geological Survey has estimated the earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2.
The epicenter was offshore 56 kilometers east of the coastal city of Hualien.
The earthquake occurred at a relatively shallow depth of 29 kilometers.
The tremors were felt in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.
Eyewitnesses said the buildings swayed when the shock occurred.
"The shaking lasted about 20 seconds, the ground moved left and right."
No damage was reported.
Taiwan is regularly hit by earthquakes as the island is located near the junction of two tectonic plates.
Some earthquakes of this magnitude can be dangerous, and much depends on where the earthquake occurred and at what depth.