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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Hualien, Taiwan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau as M6.0 hit off the coast of Hualien, Taiwan at 04:34 UTC on October 23, 2018 (12:34 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 31.3 km (19.4 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.7 at a...

October 23, 2018

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Largest dust storm in 5 years descends on Taiwan

Air quality suffered greatly as the largest dust storm in five years descended onto the island nation on April 6 -7, 2018, with western Taiwan's Yunlin county being hardest hit, measuring 10 out of 10 in Air Quality Index (AQI). New Taipei City's Wanli...

April 08, 2018

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Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, major damage reported

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Hualien County of eastern Taiwan at 15:50 UTC (23:50 local time) on February 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.5 km (5.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles)....

February 06, 2018

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Very strong M6.1 earthquake hits Taiwan, numerous aftershocks

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Hualien County of eastern Taiwan at 13:56 UTC (21:56 local time) on February 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 7.8 km (4.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). ...

February 04, 2018

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Deadly 600 mm (23.6 in) of rain within 11 hours floods Taiwan, shuts down nuclear plant

Brutal amounts of rainfall hit northern Taiwan today, June 2, 2017, killing at least 1 person, leaving 2 missing and injuring more than 20. Heavy rain toppled electricity pylon near New Taipei's Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in the automatic shutdown of...

June 02, 2017

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Two new tropical cyclones developing in the Northwest Pacific Basin, Saipan on alert again

With deadly Super Typhoon "Soudelor" - the strongest tropical cyclone this year - still fresh in our minds, two new tropical cyclones are forming in the Northwest Pacific Basin and are expected to become typhoons in the days ahead - Goni and Atsani.The first

August 14, 2015

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Heavy rains sweep Taiwan: Taipei City overwhelmed by flooding waters

Heavy rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms and hail hit Taiwan, causing massive flooding across the Greater Taipei region on Thursday afternoon, July 23, 2015. 143 areas of the metropolis were overwhelmed by the flood waters, and all traffic was suspended across affe

July 25, 2015

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered off the coast of Taiwan

A strong and shallow M6.2 (CENC) earthquake was registered off the southeastern coast of Taiwan on February 13, 2015 at 20:06 UTC. CENC (China) is reporting depth of 7 km (4.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS registered this quake as

February 13, 2015

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Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Taiwan, tracking toward southeastern China

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Taiwan, south of Hualian, early on July 22, 2014.  Matmo is the third typhoon in the western Pacific Basin in less than three weeks. This is the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan this year, coming ashore near

July 22, 2014

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Tropical Storm "Hagibis" to make landfall in southeastern China

Chinese authorities issued a blue level alert (lowest, 1 out of 4) on Saturday, June 14, as Tropical Storm "Hagibis" approached southeastern China. Hagibis is expected to make landfall late on Sunday, June 15, along the Guangdong Province coast and move n

June 15, 2014

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Very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.3 struck Taiwan

A very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.3 struck Taiwan at 12:02 UTC on October 31, 2013. USGS measured depth at 12 km, EMSC at 10 km. CWA Taiwan is reporting a magnitude of 6.3 at a depth of 20 km, still very dangerous but less dangerous than the USGS

October 31, 2013

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Manila on red alert - submerged by floodwaters as TS Trami makes a U-turn toward Taiwan and China

Metropolitan Manila, Philippines, was placed on red alert on August 19, 2013, as seasonal monsoon rains exacerbated by Tropical Storm Trami submerged entire areas of the city by floodwaters. Schools, offices, stock exchange, courts and embassies were

August 19, 2013

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Soulik weakened into tropical storm after landfall in east China

Typhoon Soulik made its second landfall in southeast China. Soulik moved further inland to Jiangxi Province after landfall in southeast China's Fujian Province, bringing downpours and strong gales to the region. The National Meteorological Center (NMC)

July 14, 2013

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Typhoon Soulik made landfall in northern Taiwan, now moves toward mainland China

Typhoon Soulik made its first landfall in northern Taiwan with wind gusts reported to 113 knots (210 km/h). Heavy rainfall and strong winds continue to affect central and northern Taiwan. There was one reported death related with Typhoon Soulik's landfall in

July 13, 2013

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Soulik to affect more than 25 million people in northern Taiwan as Category 2 typhoon

Powerful Typhoon Soulik is about to hit northern Taiwan with destructive winds, storm surge, flooding rain and mudslides. Winds higher than 105 knots (195 km/h) with gusts up to 130 knots (240 km/h) are expected during the landfall. Soulik is forecast to move very

July 12, 2013

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Strong and dangerous M 6.2 earthquake hit Taiwan

Strong and shallow earthquake M 6.2 struck Taiwan on June 2, 2013 at 05:43 UTC. USGS measured depth at 20 km. EMSC is reporting same values at this time - M6.2 - depth 20 km. This is still based on preliminary data which will change in next couple of hours. Initial

June 02, 2013

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Deadly earthquake M 6.0 struck Taiwan, leaves at least 94 injured

Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck Taiwan on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 02:03 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 21 km (13 miles) SE of Buli, Taiwan and 39 km (24 miles) ENE of Lugu, Taiwan at coordinates 23.840°N, 121.135°E. USGS reported depth

March 27, 2013

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Super Typhoon Jelawat gusts up to nearly 300 km/h, heading toward Japan

Super Typhoon Jelawat in the Western Pacific is forecast to curve across Okinawa and the Japan mainland, bringing flooding rain, monstrous waves and damaging winds. The islands can be subject to damaging winds in excess of 120 km/h (75 mph), dangerous surf and seas

September 26, 2012

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Typhoon Saola slams eastern Taiwan, leaves 14 dead on Philippines

A slow-moving Tropical Cyclone/Typhoon Saola spawning torrential rains slammed into eastern Taiwan early Thursday, August 2, 2012. According to GDACS Saola can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and

August 02, 2012

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Heat wave hits Taiwan

Unseasonable heat plagued portions of Taiwan on Tuesday. Taipei, the capital of the island nation, recorded a high temperature of 37.8 C (100F). The unusual high fell just short of the Taiwan's all-time record of 38.8 C (102 F) set on Aug. 9, 2003, according to

July 10, 2012

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan region

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake with reported depth of 70.9 km (44.1 miles) struck Taiwan on June 9, 2012 at 21:00 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 50 km (31 miles) E of Su'ao, Taiwan (24.522°N, 122.337°E). EMSC is reporting magnitude 5.9 and depth of 74

June 09, 2012

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Wandan mud volcano erupted in Taiwan

Wandan mud dome  erupted early Friday after nearly a year of inactivity is spilling mud flows of up to two meters high. The Wandan mud volcano, Pingtung County, erupted around 3 a.m. near a cemetery area, ejecting mud and releasing natural gases, according to the

December 04, 2011

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Tropical storm Meari is expected to strengthen and become a category 1 typhoon

Tropical storm Meari (Falcon) is in the West Pacific basin, approximately 500 nautical miles south-southwest of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Meari is moving northwest at 12 knots with maximum sustained winds of 40 knots. The storm is expected to strengthen and become a

June 23, 2011

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Typhoon Meari gaining strenght

Meari could unleash flooding rain and damaging winds as it takes aim at the Far East late in the week.Meari was named by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Wednesday, as Tropical Depression 07W gained storm status over the warm seas east of the northern

June 22, 2011