Taiwan earthquake list

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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
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 06 02:22 4.2 172 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Nov 02 19:26 4.4 29 MAP
EMSC Taiwan Nov 02 19:26 4.4 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Taiwan Oct 27 23:28 4.3 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Taiwan Region Oct 17 11:44 5.2 24 MAP
EMSC Taiwan Region Oct 17 11:44 5.2 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - 6th floor, duration about 4 seconds, no damage
  • Taipei - Light shaking
  • GEOFON Taiwan Region Oct 07 17:17 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Oct 01 02:17 4.4 12 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Region Oct 01 02:17 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Sep 30 17:12 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Sep 03 00:47 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Sep 03 00:47 4.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Aug 31 23:46 4.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Aug 31 07:50 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Aug 31 07:50 4.6 11 MAP
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Aug 24 12:10 4.2 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Taiwan Aug 20 16:04 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Aug 18 04:05 5.0 10 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Aug 18 04:05 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 18 04:05 5.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 17 14:52 4.5 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ji'an - felt twice within 6 hrs of each other before 8am today
  • EMSC Taiwan Aug 15 21:41 4.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Aug 08 18:56 4.9 129 MAP
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Aug 08 18:56 5.1 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 07 23:02 4.6 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - Moderate shaking
  • Taipei City - Objects fell from shelves. Pictures fell from walls. "easy glide" drawers opened.
  • Taoyuan - It lasted about 15 seconds or so.
  • Taipei - In a hotel in Daan district at the10th flood. Bed was shaking a lot during 10 s
  • USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Aug 07 21:28 5.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Aug 07 21:28 5.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 07 21:28 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - Very strong shaking
  • Taipei City - About 15 seconds of vert strong shaking, lights swinging and tall small objects fell over.
  • Zhubei - Lasted for at least 1 minute
  • taipei - Light shaking
  • Sanchung - Very strong shaking
  • Tamsui - very strong shaking in our 13th story unit in a 20 story tower. strongest shaking so far this year. lasted 30 seconds.
  • Taipei - Strong shaking approx 1 min. No damage.
  • Taipei - The strongest earthquake in my life, the walls shaking, small object dropping, long duration at least 10 sec, i just thought for the worst
  • Tanshui District New Taipei - Strong shaking
  • Taipei (Da'an) - Very strong shaking that woke me up on the 6th floor. 30 seconds to a minute. Nothing fell or broke
  • West district Taichung - We are at 16th floor of Park Lane Inn hotel and I felt shaking for about 1 minute
  • Taipei - Thirty seconds shaking. Strongest I have felt in the country’s capital this year.
  • tai pei - 15 seconds and thing fell off
  • Hualien - No damage as far as I know, lasted 7 seconds
  • Taipei - Strong shaking jolt me from sleep. Small object fell.
  • Taipei - initial slam followed by some seconds of side to side shaking that slowly died down
  • Taipei - Shaking woke my up at about 5:30AM, lasted for about 10 seconds. No damage seen on the second floor.
  • Taipei - Shaking woke me up, and must have stopped less than 30 seconds later. Room swayed, pictures and lights swung wildly.
  • TAIPEI - I was having sex with some hot callgirls when that happened. And my dick were reduced to the size of a peanut when that happens. Managed to finished off with her thougb
  • Taipei city - 10 to 15 seconds shaking.
  • Shinchu Country - I was sleeping that time it wakes me up when suddenly i feel the shaking of my bed that maybe it last for more or less 10 seconds. I'm in the 3rd floor in our dormitory.
  • Taipei - The bed was shaking very badly and we woke up from our sleep.
  • Taipei - 5-8 seconds shaking around 5:30 am on 6th floor of high-rise in central Taipei, which woke my husband and I up but not our children
  • USGS Hualian, Taiwan Aug 06 01:31 5.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 06 01:31 5.0 10 MAP
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Aug 06 01:19 4.8 10 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Aug 06 01:19 5.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 06 01:19 4.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taipei - Light shaking
  • USGS Hualian, Taiwan Aug 02 22:24 4.6 6 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Aug 02 22:24 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 02 22:24 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taiwan Aug 02 13:53 4.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Aug 02 13:53 4.5 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 02 13:53 4.7 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 26 06:39 4.2 65 MAP
    USGS Yilan, Taiwan Jul 26 06:39 4.2 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Jul 24 14:36 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Jul 22 20:47 5.0 111 MAP
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Jul 22 20:47 5.1 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jul 19 10:13 4.7 10 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jul 19 10:13 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jul 11 21:21 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jul 11 21:21 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jul 08 18:35 5.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jul 08 18:35 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jun 29 19:44 5.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jun 29 19:44 5.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Keelung, Taiwan Jun 29 16:20 4.5 159 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jun 29 16:20 4.7 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jun 29 16:20 4.5 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Jun 05 19:27 4.5 21 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 05 19:27 4.5 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 04 12:17 4.1 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Jun 04 09:46 5.6 10 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jun 04 09:46 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kaohsiung - Light shaking
  • USGS Pingtung, Taiwan May 31 15:53 4.6 17 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan May 31 15:53 4.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan May 31 15:53 4.6 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pingtung - Felt some shaking around 23:53 roughly whilst laying in bed.
  • EMSC Taiwan May 27 14:06 4.1 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan May 25 06:27 4.1 22 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan May 25 06:27 4.1 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan May 23 06:12 4.7 16 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan May 23 06:12 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hsinchu - Moderate shaking
  • GEOFON Taiwan May 23 06:12 4.6 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region May 22 20:41 4.4 11 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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