In what is still a developing story, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan.
The jolt was also confirmed by the US Geological Survey.
The tremors were felt strongly in the capital Taipei.
The quake struck around 104 kilometres (66 miles) off the coast of Hualien city, in the east of the island, at a depth of 34 km at 12:34 pm (0434 GMT).
Sources informed that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Taiwan’s central weather bureau measured the quake at 6.0 magnitude.>