updated 5/31/2008 11:05:01 PM ET 2008-06-01T03:05:01

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 (0157 GMT Sunday). It was faintly felt in Taiwan.

The bureau says the epicenter was located at the Pacific Ocean about 140 miles (230 kilometers) south of the eastern island of Lanyu, which is about 180 miles (300 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Taipei.

The epicenter was as deep as 29 miles (46 kilometers) below the ocean surface.

This breaking news story will be updated.

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