Taiwan earthquake list

Last update: April 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Taiwan

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Taiwan time = UTC +8
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Feb 26 16:50 4.4 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 26 16:50 4.4 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 26 16:50 4.7 94 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 15 16:44 4.3 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Feb 15 16:44 4.3 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Feb 13 20:06 6.2 24 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 13 20:06 6.1 27 MAP I Felt It
  • Zhushan Township - It was too quiet so a felt a slight oscillation that became stronger, about to panic but it fade, felt like 20 to 30 seconds.
  • tainan - Eerste keer voor mij ik weet dat taiwan een gevoelig gebied is maar voelde toch raar aan
  • Taichung - A gentle shaking for a few seconds. Heard something moving on shelf inside house. I was inside on the ground floor. 4:08 am, Feb 14, 2015
  • Kaohsiung - No damaged properties so far. Quite strong, Around 20150214 04:06AM
  • Kenting - No damage but moderate shaking. Woke us up.
  • Kaohsiung - Moderate shaking but quite long. So I knew it must have been a strong one further away.
  • Kaohsiung - Woke up when I felt the bed shaking. Must have lasted half a minute or so. Fair amount of side to side shaking. No damage to hotel that I am staying at with my family.
  • Kaohsiung - Woke me up with shaking for about 30 or 40 seconds. Started light and got gradually stronger then faded away. Shaking was not violent, more like a gentle rocking motion. Didn't hear any sounds of damage or objects falling,
  • Kaohsiung - It was strong enough to wake us up shortly after 4 AM. the building was noisy and shaking.
  • kaohsiung - The building is shaking but no damaged was reported.
  • Chaiyi - woke up due to my bed shaking for a few seconds.
  • Da Keng, Taichung City - Light shaking that woke me in the early am No damage
  • Tainan - Nothing has been damaged.
  • caotun - lying in bed on ground floor. felt shaking
  • Taipei - Weak shaking for appx 10 seconds.
  • Taitung, melody hotel - Was at level 9... The place shook left to right, frames pictures were distorted, bottles fallen, felt like it lasted about 10 seconds... Dashed downstairs about a minute later... Traffic lights all malfunctioned. A few people went downstairs too... Others kept calling the reception. Fortunately no aftershocks and Internet still works.
  • Taichung - Shaking that made some things in the house rattle and woke me up. Went on for about 15 seconds, then stopped.
  • Tainan - Middle of night. Room moving. Floor 2. No obvious damage. Building in this country are mostly designed to be earthquake resistant.
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 13 20:06 6.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 12 07:35 4.5 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Feb 12 07:35 4.3 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 07 17:47 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taiwan Region Feb 07 17:47 4.8 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 06 18:27 4.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 05 15:39 4.4 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 04 08:14 4.5 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jan 27 16:49 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jan 27 16:06 4.9 12 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jan 27 16:06 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 24 07:15 4.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Jan 19 03:48 4.4 125 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jan 19 03:48 4.8 124 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jan 19 03:48 4.5 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 17 18:40 4.2 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 16 19:12 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Jan 16 19:12 4.4 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jan 16 19:12 4.8 29 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Jan 16 07:45 4.5 181 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 15 18:33 4.2 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Jan 07 04:48 5.1 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 07 04:48 5.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taoyuan City - Heard cracking. everything moved. Kitchen wall tiles cracked more.
  • taichung - very light shaking, lasting for maybe a couple of seconds
  • Taipei - It was my first real earthquake
  • Taichung - Felt slight shaking for 6-8 seconds, thought it was because i was hungry (late for lunch), but when i put 2 flat hands on my desk could be felt very clearly
  • Taipei - Fahrstuhlartiges Gefühl, kein schütteln und kein schaden
  • GEOFON Taiwan Jan 07 04:48 5.1 26 MAP I Felt It
  • Taipei - My wife n I were in bed and Boy was that bed shaking! ... And then the quake started. Mild rolling ....
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Jan 05 05:53 4.7 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Jan 05 05:53 4.7 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 01 17:10 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Dec 31 07:54 4.9 102 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 31 07:54 5.1 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yilan, Taiwan Dec 31 03:06 4.6 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Dec 31 03:06 4.6 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Dec 31 03:06 4.6 67 MAP I Felt It
  • Taipei - shower door moving
  • EMSC Taiwan Dec 27 17:08 3.7 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 27 12:21 4.6 131 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Dec 22 00:53 3.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Dec 15 02:15 3.7 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Dec 14 05:06 4.4 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 10 21:03 6.1 255 MAP I Felt It
  • Taoyuan - I woke up of feeling someone is shaking my bed severely at 05:03 on 10th December. I didn't realize it was a quake until that morning because I'm not used to encounter a quake. It's so strong for me.
  • USGS Keelung, Taiwan Dec 10 21:03 6.1 254 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Dec 10 21:03 6.1 259 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 09 13:07 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Dec 04 05:23 3.7 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Dec 02 22:01 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 02 22:01 4.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Dec 02 10:30 4.2 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 30 11:34 3.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 30 10:53 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Nov 21 03:29 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 19 22:37 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yilan, Taiwan Nov 19 22:37 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 19 17:55 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Nov 19 17:46 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yilan, Taiwan Nov 19 17:46 5.2 3 MAP I Felt It
  • Xizhu dist - No damage First at 2 am And second 630 am
  • Taipei City, Taiwan - I was woken up in the middle of the night by the earthquake because I live on the 13th floor of a building so the shaking felt stronger. I could hear our small bell ornaments ringing from the shaking.
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 19 17:46 5.2 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 18 11:15 3.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 18 09:15 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 18 09:15 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 17 02:58 3.7 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 16 13:37 3.9 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 16 13:28 3.6 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 16 10:44 3.7 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 15 15:56 3.7 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 15 06:31 3.9 23 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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