A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan.
Taiwan’s earthquake monitoring bureau said the quake struck 5:28 a.m. Thursday in the Pacific Ocean about 36 kilometers (22 miles) southeast of the city of Ilan. The epicenter was about 22.5 kilometers (14 miles) beneath sea level.
Television reports showed goods knocked off grocery store shelves and slight structural damage to buildings.
No injuries or deaths have been reported.
Taiwan is on a string of Pacific seismic faults known as the “Rim of Fire” and is frequently rocked by tremors, including a 1999 quake that killed more than 2,300 people.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s magnitude was 5.9 and its depth was 10 kilometers (6 miles).