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 Oct 26 04:47 4.3 90 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Taiwan Region Oct 26 04:47 4.3 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Oct 23 00:53 4.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Oct 13 02:53 4.7 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Oct 12 15:53 4.3 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Oct 10 11:43 3.5 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Oct 08 16:22 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hualian, Taiwan Oct 07 18:08 4.7 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Oct 07 18:08 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan Oct 07 18:08 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Sep 29 16:44 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Region Sep 29 16:44 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Sep 29 11:16 4.1 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Sep 29 05:43 3.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Sep 26 11:44 4.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Sep 26 09:26 3.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Sep 25 11:24 3.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Region Sep 25 10:35 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Green Island - no damage. Sitting on the beach and could hear a noise and then the shaking
  • GEOFON Taiwan Region Sep 25 10:35 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Sep 25 10:35 5.0 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Sep 24 11:10 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Sep 24 01:01 4.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Sep 20 21:14 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Sep 20 21:14 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Sep 10 05:12 4.4 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Sep 06 23:33 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Sep 06 23:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taiwan Region Sep 06 23:33 4.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Sep 05 12:10 3.9 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Sep 04 10:15 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 27 03:01 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Aug 22 05:20 4.3 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 21 10:41 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Aug 15 02:03 4.2 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Aug 14 20:22 4.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Aug 14 20:22 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
  • Kenting - The first jolt woke us up and there was a strong but a bit smaller after shock. It was also raining hard outside too. I don't believe any building was damaged. It was about 6 seconds including after shock.
  • GEOFON Taiwan Region Aug 14 20:22 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 11 18:35 3.8 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 09 04:54 3.8 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Aug 06 03:46 4.8 82 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Aug 06 03:46 4.8 88 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Aug 06 03:46 4.9 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 02 15:01 3.0 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 01 04:38 4.1 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 01 02:32 4.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 31 13:41 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 28 13:14 4.2 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 25 20:37 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jul 25 16:44 4.4 97 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 22 02:30 4.0 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jul 17 06:11 5.0 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jul 17 06:11 5.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Jul 17 06:11 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 14 01:39 4.4 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 13 00:58 3.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Jul 11 13:11 5.3 128 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Jul 11 13:11 5.3 124 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Jul 07 23:06 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jul 07 23:06 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jul 07 23:06 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 02 02:52 4.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 26 13:16 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 22 12:27 4.4 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jun 22 12:26 4.4 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 21 02:21 4.7 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 19 17:46 4.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 19 00:13 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 17 21:13 3.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 17 19:49 4.7 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 14 22:25 4.0 13 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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