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Taiwan’s Deadly Earthquakes: A Historical Overview

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Understanding the connection between Taiwan and earthquakes due to the Pacific Ring of Fire

In 1935, Taiwan experienced a devastating earthquake near its west coast that resulted in the deaths of over 3,200 people. This earthquake, known as the Hsinchu Taichung earthquake, had a magnitude of 7.1 and was considered one of the deadliest natural disasters in the world. Over 12,000 individuals were injured, and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed as a result.

On Wednesday, Taiwan was struck by its strongest earthquake since 1999, when a 7.6-magnitude tremor hit central Taiwan, claiming the lives of more than 2,400 people. Over 100,000 houses were damaged or destroyed in what was considered one of the most catastrophic earthquakes in the island’s history.

In 2016, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck southern Taiwan causing a building to collapse in Tainan city killing at least 116 people. The epicenter of this quake was located in Taiwan’s central mountain range with Tainan being one of the hardest-hit areas. The disaster also disrupted water supply to many individuals and created a significant chasm in the ground.

By Samantha Nguyen

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