Taiwan News

Severe Tropical Storm Trami Hits Taiwan

Severe Tropical Storm Trami struck Wednesday in heavily populated northern Taiwan, prompting schools and offices to close down as heavy rains triggered landslides and other disruptions throughout the island. At 5:30 p.m.(0330 GMT), the Central Weather Bureau said the center …

Taiwan 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Results in Low Number of Insured Losses

The magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Taiwan Sunday night, June 2, 2013, at 9:43 p.m. local time, in a sparsely populated region of Nantou County just 4.3 miles northeast of a similar rupture only two months ago is unlikely …

Quakes Kill 2 in Taiwan, Injure 33 in Philippines

A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 21 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said. Another earthquake jolted the southern Philippines late Saturday, injuring …

Quake Causes Minor Building Damage in Central Taiwan: AIR Worldwide

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck central Taiwan on Wednesday shaking rural Nantou County (located about 250 km south of the capital of Taipei) was felt throughout the island, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. Buildings swayed in Taipei for …

Strong Earthquake Sways Buildings in Taiwan

A strong earthquake has been felt throughout Taiwan, but no casualties or damage has been reported yet. The Central Weather Bureau says the quake Thursday registered at magnitude 5.6. The tremor struck about 23 miles (37 kilometers) north of Hualien …

Tropical Storm Causes Landslides in Taiwan

More than 2,000 people have evacuated homes as a tropical storm causes flooding in Taiwan. Tropical storm Talim was disrupting air and rail traffic Wednesday. Landslides buried a section of highway. Television reports say seawater rushed through a broken dike …

Powerful Earthquake Hits off Northeastern Taiwan

A powerful earthquake has struck off northeastern Taiwan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau says the quake registered magnitude 6.5, while the U.S. Geological Survey puts it at 5.5. The earthquake struck …

Typhoon Floods Homes in Taiwan, Heads for China

A typhoon that flooded homes, roads and farmland in Taiwan with more than 20 inches (half a meter) of rain left the island Monday and headed to southeastern China. Typhoon Nanmadol stayed over Taiwan for only a few hours and …