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Taiwan Earthquake Strikes, Leaving 9 Dead and Over 900 Injured: Understanding the Causes and Impact of Frequent Disasters in the ‘Ring of Fire’ Region

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Nine dead and dozens trapped after Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years

On Wednesday morning, a powerful earthquake hit the east coast of Taiwan, resulting in at least nine deaths and over 900 injuries. The quake, the strongest in 25 years, caused buildings to collapse, power outages, landslides and triggered tsunami warnings in southern Japan and the Philippines.

The earthquake struck southwest of Hualien City at 7:58 a.m. local time and was followed by powerful aftershocks that rocked the island. The quake occurred 21 miles below the surface, leaving 77 people trapped in tunnels and under collapsed buildings. Despite the severity of the earthquake, Taiwan’s buildings are designed to withstand strong tremors, and its population is well-prepared for such disasters due to its location along the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire.”

Taiwan’s location along the Ring of Fire makes it prone to frequent earthquakes due to the interaction of various tectonic plates. The Pacific plate meets with several other plates, including the Eurasian, North American, Cocos, Philippine Sea and Nazca plates creating friction that accumulates energy and releases it in the form of earthquakes. In Taiwan specifically

By Samantha Nguyen

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