Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau says a strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the east of the island.
The office said the quake happened just after 1 p.m. local time (0500GMT).
The epicenter was located just over 10 kilometers northwest of the eastern coastal city of Hualien.
It struck at a depth of 10 kilometers.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
The quake shook buildings in the northern capital, Taipei, which is about 115 kilometers away.