Magnitude 5.2 quake rattles buildings in Taipei

Kuo Kai-Wen, director of the Seismology center, points at a map to show where a magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook parts of Taiwan, at the Central Weather Bureau in Taipei on 19 Oct, 2015.
Kuo Kai-Wen, director of the Seismology center, points at a map to show where a magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook parts of Taiwan, at the Central Weather Bureau in Taipei on 19 Oct, 2015.PHOTO: EPA

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 shook parts of Taiwan on Monday (Oct 19), the island's Central Weather Bureau said, with witnesses reporting that tremors could be felt in buildings in the capital, Taipei.

The quake was centred in the ocean off Taiwan's east coast, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.