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Taiwan’s Deadliest Earthquakes: A Tragic Legacy of Natural Disasters

BySamantha Jones

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

In 1935, Taiwan experienced its deadliest earthquake near the island’s west coast, resulting 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 world’s deadliest natural disasters. 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 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan caused a 17-story building to collapse in the city of 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.

By Samantha Jones

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