5.3-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan

TAIPEI - A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted north-eastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 10:47 pm on Monday (Feb 19), the island's meteorological authority said.

The epicentre was monitored at 24.63 degrees north latitude and 121.61 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 46.5km.

The shock was felt in "more than half of Taiwan" including the capital Taipei, the semi-official Central News Agency reported, citing the Central Weather Bureau. 

The strongest tremor, registered at an intensity of 5, was felt in Yilan's Niudou district, the bureau said.

No casualty or damage was immediately reported.

The earthquake came just two weeks after a magnitude 6.0 quake left 17 people dead and nearly 300 injured, and caused serious damage to four buildings in the neighbouring Hualien City.

This story is developing.