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Taiwan earthquake

Buildings shake, schools evacuated as quake hits east Taiwan

Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers its own, lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

Apr 18, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

Earthquake measuring 5.1 hits Taiwan

This is the second major earthquake in Taiwan's Hualien County since February when a 6.4 earthquake killed at least nine and left thousands homeless.

May 02, 2018, 06:50 AM IST

Taiwan earthquake toll rises to 14 dead

Search and rescue workers found the bodies of two people believed to be members of a Chinese family trapped in a partially collapsed hotel in Taiwan today, bringing the death toll from this week's earthquake to 14.

Feb 10, 2018, 13:13 PM IST

At least four killed, 145 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for about 145 people missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight.

Feb 07, 2018, 09:10 AM IST

Hotel crumbles after 6.4 quake strikes northeast Taiwan

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck just to the northeast of the city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

Feb 06, 2018, 23:07 PM IST

6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Taiwan, no damage reported

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the eastern coast of Taiwan late today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Feb 04, 2018, 21:56 PM IST

5.6-magnitude quake hits Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted Taiwan on Saturday morning.

Feb 11, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

Shaking felt in Taipei as 5.6-magnitude quake hits

Buildings shook violently in Taiwan's capital Taipei today as a 5.6-magnitude quake hit off the island's northeast coast.

May 12, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

Taiwan quake death toll rise to 83

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan on February 6 has increased to 83, authorities announced on Friday.

Feb 12, 2016, 09:42 AM IST

Taiwan quake death toll rises to 40; 107 still reported missing

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan has increased to 40 with 107 still reported missing.

Feb 09, 2016, 15:23 PM IST

Taiwan developer arrested after deadly quake fells building

The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday (2000 GMT Friday) at the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday.

Feb 09, 2016, 14:43 PM IST

Taiwan earthquake: Arrest warrant issued for developer of building that collapsed

Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have issued an arrest warrant for the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, a government official said on Tuesday.

Feb 09, 2016, 13:14 PM IST

Taiwan earthquake toll rises to 35, over 100 more feared buried

 The toll in the 6.7-magnitude quake that hit Taiwan rose to 35 on Monday.

Feb 08, 2016, 12:03 PM IST

Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan earthquake

Rescuers raced against time today to free more than 100 people still buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 18 dead.

Feb 07, 2016, 09:42 AM IST

Taiwan's TSMC says some wafers damaged in quake, some customers may be affected

TSMC will increase its production activity to make up for any delayed shipments, company acting spokeswoman Elizabeth Sun told Reuters.

Feb 06, 2016, 07:02 AM IST

'No sign of life' ain three people pulled form collapsed Taiwan building - media

There was no sign of life in two people taken to a Taiwan hospital from a 17-story collapsed building on Saturday after a strong earthquake rocked the region.

Feb 06, 2016, 06:11 AM IST

Two dead in 17-story collapsed building in Taiwan: city mayor

Lai, who was speaking at the disaster site on live TV, said that the building complex housed 221 residents and that 31 people had been sent to the hospital. 

Feb 06, 2016, 06:08 AM IST

Powerful earthquake causes damage in southern Taiwan

 A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan on Saturday near the city of Tainan, toppling at least one apartment building and collapsing other structures although there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.
 

Feb 06, 2016, 04:26 AM IST

Strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hits southern Taiwan: USGS

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

Feb 06, 2016, 02:05 AM IST

'5.6-magnitude earthquake jolts off Taiwan'

 An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the waters off the coast of Taitung County in Taiwan at 05.09 a.m. on Monday.

Nov 02, 2015, 05:48 AM IST