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
GEOFON Taiwan May 25 21:22 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taitung City, Taiwan May 25 21:22 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Taiwan May 25 21:22 4.5 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Taiwan May 11 23:43 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hualian, Taiwan May 11 23:43 4.3 15 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Taiwan May 11 08:38 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - No damage... I was biking and stopped to shoot a photo and felt the overpass was shaking a little. It wasn't scary but I just took off with the bike.
  • USGS Miaoli, Taiwan May 11 08:38 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 11 08:38 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region May 04 01:16 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region May 03 13:09 4.7 26 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region May 03 13:09 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan May 01 12:58 4.6 154 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan May 01 12:58 4.7 155 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 29 08:19 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 25 20:01 5.3 44 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 25 20:01 5.1 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • New Taipei City - No damage.
  • USGS Hualian, Taiwan Apr 24 12:00 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 24 12:00 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 21 11:06 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 20 11:59 5.9 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 20 11:59 6.0 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 20 11:45 5.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 20 11:45 5.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Apr 20 11:20 5.2 34 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Apr 20 11:20 4.9 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 20 11:20 5.2 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    WCATWC Taiwan Region Apr 20 01:43 6.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Apr 20 01:43 6.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Apr 20 01:42 6.4 29 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 20 01:42 6.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - moderate shaking , door moving , no object falled
  • Taipei - Slow rocking back and forth. Lasted about 60-90 seconds.
  • Taïpeï - J'ai été réveillée, je l'ai senti et c'était assez long
  • Taipei - No property damage. Some light structural damage - water leaking from ceiling.
  • New Taipei City - Comme une souris dans une boîte qu'on secourait très fort de droite à gauche. Aucun dommage matériel au alentour, circulation reprise normal, juste après l'arrêt de la secousse sismique.
  • Taipei city - We are on the 15th floor and the entire building was moving/ shaking back and forth for at least 60-90 seconds. This movement was strong enough to wake us up. It occurred around 9:45am
  • Yuchih Township - iMacs in the classroom visibly shaking, also felt the floor shaking for quite a few seconds. No damage to the classroom.
  • Taipei - Mein erstes Erdbeben, aber auch die anwesenden Taiwanesen waren "unentspannt". Vom Tisch ist nichts gefallen, aber das Aquarium im Vorraum ist übergeschwappt. Beim Blick aus dem Fenster hat man ganz deutlich das Schwanken des Gebäudes gesehen. Wir waren nur im 4. Stock, aber es war sehr unangenehm.
  • Taipei - 9.45.oggetti che oscillavano e rumore come un tuono.. è durato circa 1 minuto e mezzo. Molte persone sono uscite dall hotel spaventate..
  • Taipei - My first Earth Quake. Slowly shaking from left to right, about 60 to 90 sec. The Hotel building was creaking, the pictures on the wall rattled. On the door I have seen how the gap between door and door frame was changing. I was in the 4th floor. My blood pressure never was so high. The people from the Hotel said, it was "only little shaking". Now, after I tranquilized I can say, it was an interesting experience.
  • Taipei - Keine Schäden bekannt
  • Taipei - No damage. Definitely an earthquake. Chair I was sitting in and floor rocked back and forth for quite a while.
  • Taiwan - Moderate shaking on 6th floor of an office block for approx 40 seconds. No damage.
  • Taipei - Not so strong as this morning. Shaking from left to right for about 5-10 sec. During writing there was another short earth quake. Two during aprox. 10 min. Hopefully the last for today.
  • Taipei - Not so strong as this morning. Building (4th floor) was shaking for about 5-10 sec. During writing there was a second earth quake. Hopefully the last one for today.
  • Taipei - Short shaking. Not so long as the one before. Waiting for the next :-)
  • Taipei - Mes colocataires ont été réveillés, j'étais au 17 e étage dans un immeuble de 32 étages, beaucoup de craquements se sont fait entendre, mais aucun dommage matériel, juste des objets déplacés. Environ 40-50 secondes.
  • GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 20 01:42 6.3 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 18 23:21 4.6 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 15 19:48 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Apr 15 19:48 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Buli, Taiwan Apr 13 17:13 4.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Apr 13 17:13 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It
  • Nantou City - Just happened. It was big enough to wake me up but didn't seem to cause any damage. It is currently 1:37am local time.
  • EMSC Taiwan Apr 13 17:13 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 07 07:19 4.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 06 11:37 4.8 85 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 06 11:37 4.8 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 05 20:50 4.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • New Taipei City - .
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 05 04:37 4.2 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Mar 27 19:09 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Mar 27 19:09 4.2 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Mar 23 10:13 5.9 31 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Mar 23 10:13 5.6 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 23 10:13 5.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • taicung - Ada getaran dan barang2 pun ikut bergoyang dan berjatuhan.
  • Rinan Village, Dajia Dist. Taichung City - No damages reported
  • Taichung - No property damage slight shaking, my wheeled chair moved
  • Taipei - no damage, just shaking
  • Hsinchu - I saw the build sway and felt it!!
  • kaohsiung - No damage. I am on the 10th floor of a building. I felt the shaking and the light fixture was swaying noticeably.
  • Taichung City - Oscillations like being rocked in a boat. No damage. Lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Kaohsiung - Felt dizzy and lightheaded before realizing what was happening. We are on the 14th floor of an apartment complex in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The shaking lasted about a minute. It was uneventful otherwise.
  • Keelung - Petite secousse léger tremblement
  • Tainan - I was at the beach walking my dog. Felt vibrations in the sand. I am on the west coast, the opposite side of the island from where the quake originated.
  • Taroko National Park - Lasted for some 20 seconds, no damages in the hotel room, bed shaking quite severly
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Mar 20 12:01 4.9 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 14 14:45 4.4 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hualien - Pas de dégâts. Deux secousses espacée de quelques secondes et chaqu'une précédée par un vrombissement. Secousses ressentie par tous.
  • EMSC Taiwan Mar 11 23:02 4.6 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Mar 05 23:59 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It 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

    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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