A STRONG 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off Hualien County in Taiwan, causing ripples to be felt across the Asian country, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Shock waves from the natural phenomenon were felt across the whole of Taiwan.
The epicenter of the quake was located 40 kilometers southeast of Hualien County Hall.
Taiwan is located in the Ring of Fire - the largest and most active fault line in the world.
The Ring of Fire is responsible for more than 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes.
It stretches from New Zealand, all around the east coast of Asia, over to Canada and the USA and all the way down to the southern tip of South America.