6.7-magnitude quake hits Taiwan

BEIJING -- A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted a sea area near Hualien county, Taiwan at 1:01 p.m. Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 24.02 degrees north latitude and 121.65 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 24 km., the center said in a statement, revising its preliminary monitoring results of 6.1 issued earlier. (Xinhua)