Shallow quake strikes off Taiwan

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck 22km north-northeast of Hua-lien in Taiwan, 9.4km deep, the US Geological Survey recorded.

The earthquake struck at 11:50pm local time, about 4.50am in New Zealand.

Reuters reported a hotel in Taiwan collapsed after the shake.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck nearby on Sunday. /radionz