Earthquake Measuring 6.1 Shakes Parts of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) -

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook parts of Taiwan on Tuesday and was felt in the capital, Taipei, residents and officials said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey originally recorded the quake, centered about 70 miles northeast of Taipei, as having a magnitude of 6.4. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau put the magnitude at 7.2.

Witnesses reported that tremors were felt in buildings in Taipei, including in the national parliament, as well as south of the capital at the international airport in Taoyuan.

The world’s largest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Inc., said there was no impact to its operations.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.