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From Devastating to Disastrous: A Look at Taiwan’s Deadliest Earthquakes

BySamantha Nguyen

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

In 2016, a devastating earthquake of magnitude 6.4 hit southern Taiwan, causing a 17-story building to collapse in Tainan, resulting in the deaths of at least 116 people. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in Taiwan’s central mountain range, with Tainan being one of the hardest-hit areas. The quake disrupted water supply to many individuals and created a significant chasm in the ground.

On Wednesday, Taiwan was struck by its strongest earthquake since 1999 when a 7.6-magnitude tremor hit central Taiwan and claimed the lives of over 2,400 people. Over 100,000 houses were damaged or destroyed as a result, making it one of the most catastrophic earthquakes in the island’s history.

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

By Samantha Nguyen

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