Taipei rocked by 5.7-magnitude earthquake, no reports of damage

Taipei was hit by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck just east of the island's capital, on Jan 17, 2018.
Taipei was hit by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck just east of the island's capital, on Jan 17, 2018.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM EMSC

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Wednesday (Jan 17) with several witnesses reporting a slight rocking of buildings in the city’s business district.

The quake struck about 19km east of Taipei at a depth of 140km, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Taiwan’s tech giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, said it did not suffer any damage, according to a spokesman.