6.8 Earthquake Strikes in Pacific Ocean Near Taiwan

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Officials say a powerful earthquake has struck at the Pacific Ocean off southeastern Taiwan, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the magnitude 6.8 quake hit at around 9:57 a.m. on Sunday. It was faintly felt in Taiwan.

The bureau says the epicenter was located at the Pacific Ocean about 140 miles south of the eastern island of Lanyu, which is about 180 miles southeast of the capital, Taipei.

The epicenter was as deep as 29 miles below the ocean surface.