Strong Earthquake Strikes Northern Taiwan

taiwan-quakeAn earthquake measuring a magnitude 5.6 struck northern Taiwan on Thursday.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake was centered 22 miles North-northwest of the port of Hualien.

The quake, which was six miles deep, struck at 11:36 a.m. local time.

No immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage.

However, a magnitude-7.6 earthquake in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people.