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5.7-magnitude quake hits Hualien, Taiwan

03-07-2013 12:42 BJT

BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan at 11:36 a.m. Thursday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 24.3 degrees north latitude and 121.5 degrees east longitude with a depth of 6 km.

People living in Taipei felt a strong tremor.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua