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 29 00:27 4.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Apr 28 03:22 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Apr 28 01:14 4.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 21:48 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 21:15 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Luodong - Prolonged shaking with some small objects falling
  • USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Apr 27 18:19 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 18:19 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Apr 27 18:19 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 17:04 4.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 16:55 4.3 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 16:33 4.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 16:20 4.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 15:32 4.0 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Apr 27 15:27 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 15:27 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Apr 27 15:17 5.4 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 27 15:17 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yilan - Not overly strong, but prolonged
  • Taipei - Felt moderate shaking fortunately no damage of my building :)
  • Taipei - Building was swaying rather than shaking. Lasted 10-15 seconds (roughly). No damage.
  • Taipei - Strong shaking, 5th floor in a hotel. Maybe 15 seconds.
  • Taoyuan City - Monarch plaza Hotel, upper floors shaking
  • Taipei - on 8th floor of very modern hotel, room swayed for about 15 seconds. Could hear building flexing & creaking.
  • Taipei - No damages but it was strong, I am on the 10th floor of my building
  • Taipei - no damage just a few seconds of shaking
  • Taipei City - Mild shake lasting less than 10 seconds. Im on the 8th floor of Humble House hotel. No apparent damage.
  • Xi Zhi - around 11.30pm shaking - swinging, left and right. living floor 13.Lamps swing. the stainless construction lightly sound.
  • TaoYuan - 27 April 2016, around 23.30 local time. I was working on my Mac and it rattled, the hanging lamp swinging a little, as was the table lamp. Definitely could feel it. No damage.
  • Taipei - Bed shook, glasses fell of shelf
  • Taipei - I was sitting at the table and suddenly I saw the table trembling.
  • USGS Hualian, Taiwan Apr 27 15:17 5.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 25 20:51 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Apr 25 18:13 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 25 18:13 5.3 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 25 18:13 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 25 14:35 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 25 02:58 4.1 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 19 16:16 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 18 20:30 4.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Apr 16 10:55 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 16 10:55 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 16 10:55 4.9 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 12 03:08 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hualien - No property damage. About 7 quakes all together, started 8am. Just got really excited and a bit frightened. I knew it was an earthquake but I had no clue what to do or how I could be safe. In the end, I just stayed where I was
  • USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Apr 11 05:45 5.2 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - slightly discomforting
  • GEOFON Taiwan Region Apr 11 05:45 4.8 65 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Apr 11 05:45 4.8 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Mar 28 08:08 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Mar 28 08:08 4.3 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Mar 28 08:07 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 21 18:34 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 05 18:11 4.5 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - It was night about 02h11 local time when I was awake reading. I suddenly felt the movement of the building where I was
  • GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Mar 03 20:26 4.8 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Mar 03 20:26 4.8 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 02 14:07 4.2 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Mar 01 14:42 4.3 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Feb 28 16:29 4.5 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Feb 28 16:29 4.7 86 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 27 02:59 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Feb 27 02:59 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 27 02:59 4.5 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Feb 23 08:26 4.7 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Feb 23 08:26 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Feb 23 08:26 4.8 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 18 21:20 4.3 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 18 20:35 4.1 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Feb 18 01:18 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Feb 18 01:18 4.8 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 18 01:18 4.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Feb 18 01:09 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Taitung, Taiwan Feb 18 01:09 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 18 01:09 4.9 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Feb 16 04:04 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Feb 16 04:04 4.8 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 16 04:04 4.8 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Feb 16 02:46 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 16 02:46 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Feb 16 02:46 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Feb 15 05:22 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Feb 15 05:22 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 15 05:22 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Feb 13 17:07 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Feb 09 00:47 4.9 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Feb 09 00:47 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It

    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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