Taiwan earthquake list

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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
EMSC Taiwan Mar 23 17:09 4.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chiayi/Zhongpu - No damage. Just very short and sudden quake
  • EMSC Taiwan Mar 19 23:48 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Mar 07 22:10 4.9 54 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Mar 07 22:10 5.0 50 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Mar 07 22:10 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 04 10:33 4.0 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taiwan Region Feb 27 16:18 4.9 45 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 27 16:18 4.9 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 27 16:18 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 22 02:57 4.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 21 04:43 4.3 264 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 21 04:43 4.2 266 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 14 06:54 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 14 06:54 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 12 04:30 4.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Palmdale - I was just falling asleep a little after midnight then shot awake at 12:30, I tried falling asleep and felt my bed shaking slightly for about 30 seconds then it stopped.
  • EMSC Taiwan Feb 10 17:15 4.2 6 MAP I Felt It
  • Kaoshiung - First experience. Horrible shaking on 16th floor.
  • Kaohsiung - Woke up due to shaking. No damage
  • Tainan - Mild but noticeable shaking felt on third floor, lasted about 15 seconds.
  • Tainan City - We woke up 1:12 AM with our bed shaking, very scary as it was our first earthquake ever.
  • EMSC Taiwan Feb 10 17:12 5.3 15 MAP I Felt It
  • kaoshung - Swinging bed
  • kaohsiung - woke suddenly by severe shaking; almost got thrown out of bed it was so strong.
  • Kaohsiung - Whole apartment building swaying.
  • Kaohsiung City - Shock
  • Tainan City, Taiwan - Brief. Finished quickly. About 10 seconds. Short sharp shaking. Suddenly start, suddenly finish. No pre-tremor. Power cut. My building no electric.
  • taichung - i was going to sleep when i felt my bed is shaking, not too strong but enough for me to have dizzy feeling.
  • Kaohsiung - I was sleeping and the feeling at first was "bumbumbumbum" then it went "roll roll roll" 3rd floot of good construction townhouse New 5 week old daughter enjoy mommy feeding Quiet
  • Tainan - First a jolt woke me up. Then 10 seconds later there was violent short shaking, vibrating like when a washing machine is on spin cycle. Dishes and hanging rave medals clanging. Felt like a good 5 seconds.
  • Kaohsiung - There was the sound of something falling on the floor from the floor above us. The whole building swayed, but there is no structural damage.
  • Kaohsiung - It woke me up from my sleep. I live on the 13th floor and the building was strongly swaying.
  • Kaohsiung - Shaking of Building for 15+ Seconds starting with a couple hours then tapering down over the next 10+ seconds.
  • Pin tung - Woke up by a light tremor
  • Tainan city - I was sleeping and was woken up by my entire home shaking violently. I live in a townhouse style home right in the middle, so I was surprised at the strength of the earthquake since my whole house was swaying back and forth. Continued to feel tremors and aftershocks for about 30 minutes after.
  • GEOFON Taiwan Feb 10 17:12 5.3 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chiayi City - Short, but lots of side to side shaking
  • Caotun Township, Nantou County - I can feel light shaking while sitting on the bed. I can see the water in my water bottles moving as well. I do not think there are any damages.
  • Kaohsiung - Two jolts - first one noticeable, second one felt like twice as strong. A minute or so a minor aftershock. No sirens sounding outside - so probably (and hopefully) no major damage anywhere.
  • liuqiu - I was actually in the bathroom at that moment when the very strong earthquake happened.i was so scared thinking my two little daughters are with me.
  • USGS Tainan, Taiwan Feb 10 17:12 5.3 15 MAP I Felt It
  • Kaohsiung - We felt our building bounce up and down before it began shaking from side to side. It was one of the strongest earthquakes we have felt in our area, due to the epicentre being close by.
  • USGS Hualian, Taiwan Jan 25 07:33 4.5 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 25 07:33 4.8 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Jan 19 03:42 4.6 38 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jan 19 03:42 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 12 17:46 4.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 11 17:31 4.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jan 07 19:52 4.3 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 04 07:07 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 03 20:56 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 02 19:23 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Dec 30 00:30 4.3 75 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 30 00:30 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Dec 24 20:42 4.2 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Dec 19 23:14 4.4 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 19 23:14 4.4 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 15 20:05 4.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Dec 15 14:14 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Dec 15 14:14 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 15 14:14 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Dec 11 20:16 4.6 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 11 20:16 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Dec 11 20:16 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Dec 10 22:08 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 10 22:08 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 09 04:09 4.6 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Dec 09 04:09 4.6 63 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Dec 05 21:11 4.4 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Dec 04 09:22 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 30 12:04 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Nov 30 12:04 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 30 12:04 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Nov 28 23:59 4.3 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 28 23:59 4.3 230 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 28 00:17 4.1 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 24 21:55 5.4 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 24 21:55 5.2 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 21 06:38 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Nov 17 10:53 4.6 135 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Nov 17 10:53 4.7 138 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 17 03:53 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Nov 17 03:53 4.6 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 17 03:53 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 11 22:25 4.9 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - Building creaking and chandelier shaking
  • Taipei - Room swayed for <10 seconds, heard building creak, something on floor above me fell
  • Taipei - Woke me up. On 13th floor. Jolt, Building creaking and swaying
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 11 22:25 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Nov 07 11:56 4.8 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 07 11:56 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Nov 07 11:56 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 06 20:53 4.1 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Oct 29 11:49 4.3 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Oct 28 21:57 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Oct 25 04:45 5.2 10 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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