Swarm of 30 earthquakes shakes Taiwan’s east coast this morning

A series of 27 earthquakes with the largest at magnitude 5.2 centered in Hualien County shook Taiwan’s east coast this morning but only minor damage was reported. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that the earthquakes are probably aftershocks from a rare double-main shock event that happened last week. Tuesday and Wednesday July 7 and 8 saw a series of 15 earthquakes with two shocks over magnitude 5 centered around Shoufong Township. At 6:52 am this morning, July 14, a

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Magnitude 5.8 and 6.2 earthquakes just 3 minutes apart shake Taiwan

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake was followed three minutes later by one of magnitude 6.2, both centered in Hualien County on Taiwan’s east coast, late Sunday evening, April 18. The first quake struck at 10:11 pm with an epicenter 19.2 kilometers southwest of Hualien County Hall at a focal depth of 15 kilometers, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). At 10:14 pm a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck with an epicenter at almost the same location, 20.2 kilometers southwest of Hualien

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Pokemon Go Grandpa the most serious victim of earthquake alert glitch

A man who operates up to 72 phones at a time while playing Pokemon Go was the the most seriously affected victim of a glitch in Taiwan’s earthquake alert system, which caused 14 warnings to be sent in response to an earthquake at 1:36 am this morning, February 7. People were awakened by the alarming audio warning only to find the warnings kept coming after the the 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck 85 kilometers off the coast of Yilan County, on

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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake the biggest to strike Taiwan this year

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake with an epicenter close to the coast of northeastern Taiwan was felt all over the island, and constitutes the biggest to hit Taiwan this year, according to data from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). [Note: Taiwan uses moment magnitude scale: international sources using Richter scale are reporting magnitude 6.1] The earthquake, with an epicenter 27.2 kilometers east of Yilan County Hall, 24.74 degrees north latitude and 122.03 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 76.8 kilometers

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Taiwan

Breaking news: updates expected. A 6.1 magnitude shallow earthquake centered in Hualien County shook the whole island of Taiwan in the early afternoon, injuring two, and causing minor damage to some roads and buildings today, April 18. Two people were injured, including a Malaysian tourist, when rocks tumbled onto a hiking trail in Hualien County’s Taroko Gorge. Train services stopped on the east coast railway line, Taipei Metro, and the High Speed Rail, according to standard operating procedures as track inspections are

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Trains Delayed after 5.6 Earthquake Rocks East Coast

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the east coast counties of Hualien and Taidong this morning, causing Taiwan Railways Administration to order all trains traveling between Fengtian and Ruisui to slow down until safety inspections are completed along the route. The earthquake struck at 7:10 am centered 38.64 kilometers east of Hualien County Yuli Earthquake Station with a maximum intensity of magnitude 5 felt in Changbin Township, Taitung County. Coastal townships south of Hualien City felt a magnitude 4. Maximum earthquake

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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Rocks Taiwan’s East Coast

A magnitude 6 earthquake centered 30.8 kilometers east-south-east of Taitung(Taidong) City, Taiwan, awoke residents in Taitung City and County at 11:51pm, October 6, 2016. Residents of Green Island felt it as a magnitude 5, while the rest of Taitung County felt it as a level 4. The tremblor was felt as far away as Taipei City. People in Taitung commented on how long the shaking continued. One resident in Taipei, where the earthquake only registered as a level 1, said

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Taiwan’s Strongest Earthquake Since 921: No Casualties or Damage Reported

The biggest earthquake to rock Taiwan since the 921 earthquake of September 1999, struck 70 kilometers out to sea north east of Keelung City today, sparing the island from any significant damage. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck at 1.23pm, registering a magnitude of 4 in Ilan and Hualian Counties on the east coast, and a 3 in parts of Taipei. Television news showed buildings shaking as people recorded the event on cellphones. Some stores had products fall from shelves. Train

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Destructive Earthquake Strikes Taiwan’s South

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered in Kaohsiung County awoke residents a few minutes before 4AM this morning February 6, 2016. Three people have died and 160 hospitalized at the time of writing, with the number expected to rise as rescue workers penetrate collapsed buildings. Authorities are still working to assess the extent of the damage as the President heads to Tainan, which appears to have taken the brunt of the damage. Several residential buildings housing hundreds of families have collapsed.

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