A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan on Monday, according to the island's Central Weather Bureau.

The bureau said that the quake hit at 5:46 p.m. and originated in waters east of Hualien, a county on the island's east coast, at a depth of about 19 kilometers.

The earthquake was strong enough to be felt by nearly the entire island.

There was a power outage in New Taipei City following the quake, while in Taipei, subway trains slowed to ensure safe operations, according to local media.