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
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Taiwan Nov 22 14:20 4.9 8 MAP I Felt It
  • Taichung - Moderate shaking
  • Tainan - 5s quake
  • EMSC Taiwan Nov 22 14:20 4.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 17 19:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 17 19:30 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Nov 12 04:56 4.5 193 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 11 22:54 4.5 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • changhua - Two waves, second stronger than the first, things moving around
  • EMSC Taiwan Nov 11 13:39 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 11 12:24 4.1 17 MAP I Felt It
  • Taichung - 10-15 seconds of light shaking. No damage
  • Taichung City - Shook for approximately 20 seconds. From the 5th floor of my building it was strong enough to wake me up and caused my dogs to bark (they rarely bark at anything or anyone). No damage other than increasing cracks in the walls of my apartment.
  • chiayi - Big. Strong. 10 seconds shaking as seismic wave travelled from Nantou Yunlin border area
  • USGS Lugu, Taiwan Nov 11 12:22 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 11 12:22 4.9 17 MAP I Felt It
  • Xiushui, changhua - There was an initial sudden jolt accompanied by a distant boom and rumbling. My apartment continued to rock in an east and west direction for about 20 seconds. The distant rumbling continued throughout in a kind of wave. As if a rumble was being played through speakers and someone was raising and lowering the volume in a consistent fashion. (Resonating may be a good word). My apartment is about 45km,more or less, to the northwest of the epicenter.
  • GEOFON Taiwan Nov 11 12:22 4.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 11 12:13 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 11 11:14 4.4 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yuanlin City - 2-3 second sudden shake, very sharp and violent as if a car ran into your house walls.
  • Taichung - Light shaking
  • EMSC Taiwan Nov 06 17:36 4.2 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Nov 03 23:34 4.9 29 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Nov 03 23:34 5.0 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 03 23:34 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Nov 03 02:49 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Hualien - No damage. 3-4 seconds of shaking felt from 3rd floor apartment
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 03 02:49 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Taitung, Taiwan Nov 03 02:48 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Nov 03 02:48 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Nov 03 02:48 4.4 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 01 18:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 01 18:41 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Oct 29 23:15 4.9 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Oct 29 23:15 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Taipei - Swaying on hotel bed for about 5 seconds
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Oct 29 23:15 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Oct 29 21:50 4.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Oct 25 17:23 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Oct 21 10:35 4.3 26 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Oct 21 10:35 4.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Oct 11 18:45 4.5 109 MAP I Felt It
  • changhua - 3rd of 3, each stronger than the last Hate em!
  • EMSC Taiwan Region Oct 11 18:45 4.5 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Oct 08 23:29 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Oct 08 23:29 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Oct 08 23:29 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northeast Of Taiwan Sep 27 21:56 4.5 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Sep 24 05:49 4.6 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Sep 24 05:49 4.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taiwan Sep 20 14:29 5.3 22 MAP I Felt It
  • Chiayi - At least half a minute of shaking. Clear wobbling on the sixth floor. Noises of metal cleaning outside
  • Taipei - I live on the 9th floor and I clearly felt the slight sway of the building for about 5-10 seconds
  • GEOFON Taiwan Sep 20 14:29 5.3 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • taipei - Weak shaking
  • Zuoying, Kaohsiung - About 1 minute, gentle rolling motion, no damage
  • Zhubei City - 5-10 seconds
  • Shalu - Thought I felt a strong car passing. Only a few seconds. No damage.
  • Tainan City - I live on the 11th floor of one of the taller residential buildings in the city and felt it very clearly; all friends living in the city, including living in much lower structures, also felt.
  • Taichung - Slight wobble/weak shaking for a few seconds
  • EMSC Taiwan Sep 17 22:39 4.7 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Sep 11 02:25 4.5 68 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Sep 05 10:08 4.2 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hualien - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Taiwan Sep 04 05:42 4.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Aug 13 00:08 4.6 65 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Aug 13 00:08 4.5 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taitung City, Taiwan Aug 11 01:58 4.4 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 11 01:58 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Aug 11 01:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hualian, Taiwan Aug 09 16:05 4.1 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Aug 09 16:05 4.1 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Taichung - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Taiwan Jul 30 01:00 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hengchun, Taiwan Jul 27 07:08 4.5 87 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jul 27 07:08 4.9 84 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jul 27 07:08 4.8 83 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 17 19:16 4.6 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jul 02 06:45 4.0 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 26 12:42 4.1 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 21 23:36 4.5 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Su'ao, Taiwan Jun 21 07:25 4.2 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Taiwan Jun 21 07:25 4.4 53 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 21 07:25 4.4 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jun 20 14:02 4.5 195 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Taiwan Region Jun 20 14:02 4.5 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Jun 15 21:29 4.3 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeast Of Taiwan Jun 10 22:13 4.9 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jun 07 02:45 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Jun 04 13:24 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region May 28 23:20 4.2 24 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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