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 May 26 07:17 4.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hengchun, Taiwan May 25 13:54 4.2 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 22 02:06 4.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pingtung, Taiwan May 22 02:06 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan May 21 20:51 4.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 21 20:51 5.2 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pingtung, Taiwan May 21 20:51 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 21 05:47 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Taitung City, Taiwan May 18 00:22 4.7 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan May 18 00:22 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 18 00:22 4.8 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 14 09:26 4.0 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan May 14 03:32 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hualian, Taiwan May 14 03:32 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 14 03:32 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan May 14 03:12 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hualian, Taiwan May 14 03:12 4.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 14 03:12 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 13 13:02 4.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 13 08:43 4.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Su'ao, Taiwan May 13 08:24 5.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan May 13 08:24 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 13 08:24 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Su'ao, Taiwan May 12 04:29 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan May 12 04:29 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Region May 12 04:29 5.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan May 12 03:21 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan May 12 03:17 5.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - Up and down movement lasting long period of time (felt from 7th floor of a building)
  • New Taipei - Boom in the earth and then strong shaking for over 20 seconds. 11th floor apartment.
  • Taoyuan City - Strong shaking
  • Xi Zhi Taipei - 1 floor cat run in room afraid. shaking left right, cracking sound, uncomfortable feeling
  • Taipei - no damage yet
  • Loudong, Yilan Country - No damage has been reported yet
  • Tao Yuan - Nothing damaged, but this is the first time I felt a significant shaking in Zhungli, Tao Yuan for the last 1 year.
  • Zhongli - Please evaluate/check the safeness of all the buildings/dormitories here in zhongli.
  • Iqbalgarh - Yseterday night arounnd 11 PM we felt that windows and all are shaking, we went down. we did not feel any other area.
  • Taipei - a sudden shake
  • USGS Su'ao, Taiwan May 12 03:17 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region May 12 03:17 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - 10th floor office building. Initially 10 seconds shaking and then the building swaying for about a minute.
  • EMSC Taiwan May 11 21:19 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 08 18:50 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Buli, Taiwan May 08 02:46 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan May 08 02:46 4.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 08 02:46 4.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan May 07 14:51 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 07 14:51 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan May 06 07:53 4.4 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 06 07:53 4.4 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan May 06 07:53 4.5 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 02 23:55 4.0 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 02 20:53 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan May 02 14:29 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 02 14:29 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan May 02 14:28 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 02 12:16 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan May 02 02:27 4.4 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - weak shaking
  • EMSC Taiwan May 01 05:25 4.2 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Apr 30 22:46 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Apr 30 22:46 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Apr 30 22:46 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It 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

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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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