Taiwan rattled by 5.7 magnitude quake

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the northeast coast of Taiwan, the island's weather bureau says, with no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, which briefly shook buildings in the capital Taipei, had a depth of 72.2km, the bureau said.

Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates in the South China Sea and is prone to earthquakes.

More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, while a 7.3 magnitude quake in 1999 killed more than 2,000.