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
EMSC Taiwan Apr 09 19:33 3.9 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Apr 01 00:11 4.3 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Da Jia Taichung - moderate shaking was worried it was going to grow in strength because it really seemed to have the potential
  • EMSC Taiwan Mar 29 13:44 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 29 12:38 3.9 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 27 14:35 3.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 26 20:44 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 26 19:44 3.6 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 26 16:12 4.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 26 12:23 4.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 26 09:43 3.8 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 25 03:20 3.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 22 00:11 4.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 20 16:47 4.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Mar 19 12:19 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Mar 19 12:19 5.6 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - No property damage but moderate shaking at the top of this big hotel
  • Taipei New city - Having Dinner notice the hanging ceiling lamps oscillate , but i was still on the chair
  • Taipei City - maybe 15 seconds
  • Taipei - Gentle swaying in 14th floor of hotel. Lasted 2-3 minutes
  • Hsinchu City - No damage, but felt the shaking on 6th floor apartment.
  • USGS Hualian, Taiwan Mar 19 12:19 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Mar 17 13:12 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Mar 17 13:12 5.3 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Near Guting Mrt - just a little shake
  • Taipei - No damage but building was moving
  • Taipei - A swaying sensation ( we are on the 15 th floor of an apartment block) and our bathroom door rattled for about 45 seconds.
  • Taipei - het gebouw schudde licht
  • USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Mar 15 20:04 4.9 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Mar 15 20:04 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Mar 15 20:04 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 13 18:32 3.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 06 22:58 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 04 16:02 4.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Mar 02 11:33 4.4 37 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Mar 02 11:33 4.3 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Mar 02 11:33 4.4 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Mar 02 05:27 4.3 204 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Mar 02 05:27 4.8 203 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taichung - Shopping with son. We both felt the floor shaking. My husband who was in another part of the store did not!
  • EMSC Taiwan Feb 26 21:18 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 26 18:43 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 21 20:27 4.2 62 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Feb 21 20:25 4.9 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - No damage, but the shaking was quite strong. I sounded like a sudden thud (up and down). Then shaking from side to side.
  • Taipei - Woke me up, two short series of a shaking bed and rattling of the glass door.
  • Taipei - I felt my bed shake at the Academia Sinica around 4:26 a.m. Taiwan time (UTC+8), but I did not hear any rattles.
  • Taipei - woke me up.I sounded like a sudden thud (up and down).
  • Taoyuan - Strong initial shock woke me up followed a few secs later by moderate 3-4 shakes in bed. No damage anywhere.
  • USGS Taiwan Feb 21 20:25 4.8 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 21 20:25 4.9 62 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 21 18:56 3.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 19 15:47 3.9 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 18 16:19 4.0 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Feb 16 22:30 4.1 268 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Feb 16 22:30 4.1 286 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 16 22:28 3.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 15 16:14 4.1 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 14 23:31 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 14 19:51 3.5 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 14 14:23 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Banqiao, Taiwan Feb 11 16:31 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 11 16:31 4.4 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • New Taipei - Was sitting on desk when I first thought I am a bit dizzy but than realized that it has been probably an earthquake. 11th floor
  • New Taipei - I was in bed on 8th floor of hotel. I felt the bed shake horizontally (side-side) and can hear a rumble. It was very short, only 5-10 seconds.
  • New Taipei City - Shortly after midnight CCT time 12 Feb 2014
  • Taipei - 5th floor...light shaking lasted maybe 10-15 seconds. No damage.
  • Taipei - Just a short less than 5 sec shaking
  • Taipei - a loud rumble building moving from side to side 4 times
  • Taipei - Sleeping, thought it was in my dream. Only lasted 5-10 seconds, no damage
  • Taipei - Woke up with the bed shaking sideways. It felt like the mattress had become like a waterbed. Very short. 5 seconds.
  • Taipei - Different to other earthquakes I've felt. Usually it is a slow build up rumbling with shaking.This was more like a driving car suddenly doing an emergency stop, loud bang, rumbling and shake lasting only around 5 seconds.
  • Taipei - It was short, 5-6 seconds only
  • Taipei - That earthquahe shaking just swig for three secs
  • Songshan - A strong sound like an explosion, then it felt like a shock wave ripped through my four story building. I thought it was something local like something exploded within 100 meters of my location. Surprised to learn that it was an earthquake.
  • Taipei - At about 11:55pm on Feb. 11, I was getting into bed and suddenly felt a strong shaking that caused items to fall off of shelves. It was very short and more like a jolt.
  • New Taipei City - 7th floor, I was in bed not quite asleep about 12:30 am when i noticed lights flicker and felt the wave for 5-10 seconds. Dizzy! I will never get used to that!
  • Da'an / Poxin - There was moderate jostling, enough to unsteady an outstretched hand.
  • Taipei - light shaking at first and then suddenly strong shaking for a couple of seconds. no damage, but it was scary because you could see objects jumping up and down. i would describe it like a scene of a horror movie where the house has a sudden shake for few seconds and then... silence.
  • Ping Jing Street - I has been waken up in the night.
  • Taipei - Asleep 6th floor of hotel, woke up to wardrobe doors banging together and bed/matress shaking - only for a few seconds. My 40th visit to Taipei and my first Eq!
  • Tamsui - Une veste est tombee du porte manteau et plusieurs minutes apres deux fortes secousses ressenties, nous etions au 13e etage d un immeuble de 15 etages. Aucun dommage.
  • Taipei - Batiment a tremble, aucun degat
  • Shi Lin - short strong shake for few secs
  • EMSC Taiwan Feb 10 12:08 3.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 07 17:39 3.9 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 07 16:24 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 07 16:24 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 06 17:48 4.0 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Feb 05 18:04 4.3 202 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Feb 05 18:04 4.4 208 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 02 01:45 3.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Feb 01 22:54 4.5 159 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Feb 01 22:54 4.5 170 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 01 01:41 4.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 29 02:14 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Jan 25 03:16 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Jan 25 03:16 4.4 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 25 03:16 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Taiwan Jan 25 03:05 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeast Of Taiwan Jan 25 03:05 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 24 01:43 3.9 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jan 24 01:03 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jan 23 22:51 4.8 86 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jan 23 22:51 4.6 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 23 12:41 3.9 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jan 22 16:28 4.1 20 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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