5.2-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Taiwan

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan's eastern county of Taitung on March 8, 2019.
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan's eastern county of Taitung on March 8, 2019.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM USGS

TAIPEI - A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan's eastern county of Taitung at 10.32am on Friday (March 8), the island's Central Weather Bureau said.

The epicentre was monitored at 22.43 degrees north latitude and 121.39 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 21.3km, the bureau said according to Central News Agency.

No reports of injuries or damages had emerged as of early afternoon.