The earth made itself felt nationwide: an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 shook the island state of Taiwan on Monday. According to the USGS, the tremor occurred ten kilometers below the Hualien district in the east of the island.

There were initially no reports of damage. However, the quake was felt across Taiwan, according to local media.

The earthquake occurred at 9:05 am (local time). An AFP reporter reported from Taipei of noticeable shaking.

According to a passenger, the subway in the capital Taipei stopped briefly because of the quake, but then continued its journey at a reduced speed. According to the Taiwanese meteorological authority, the first tremor was followed by a second tremor around half an hour later.