Powerful M7.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, the strongest in 25 years

Powerful M7.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, the strongest in 25 years

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit eastern Taiwan at 23:58 UTC on April 2, 2024 (07:58 LT, April 3). The agency is reporting a depth of 34.8 km (21.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). This is the strongest quake to hit Taiwan since 1999 Jiji earthquake.

Typhoon “Koinu” hits Taiwan with record-breaking winds

Typhoon “Koinu” hits Taiwan with record-breaking winds

Typhoon “Koinu” made landfall in Cape Eluanbi, southern Taiwan, on October 4, 2023, breaking wind speed records and injuring 190 people. Despite the high winds and significant rainfall, no deaths have been reported.

Typhoon “Koinu” to make landfall in Taiwan on October 4

Typhoon “Koinu” to make landfall in Taiwan on October 4

Typhoon “Koinu” — known as Jenny in the Philippines — formed over the Pacific Ocean on September 27, 2023, as the 14th named storm of the 2023 Pacific typhoon season. The system is forecast to continue strengthening and make landfall over southern Taiwan on October 4.

Tropical Cyclone “Doksuri” (Egay) intensifies near the Philippines, forecast track takes it toward Taiwan and mainland China

Tropical Cyclone “Doksuri” (Egay) intensifies near the Philippines, forecast track takes it toward Taiwan and mainland China

Tropical Cyclone “Doksuri” — known as Egay in the Philippines — formed on July 21, 2023, as the 5th named storm of the 2023 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is currently located east of the Philippines, heading WNW toward Taiwan while intensifying. Landfall in Taiwan is expected on July 27 and in China on July 28 (UTC).

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Taiwan

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Taiwan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau as M6.2 hit near the coast of eastern Taiwan at 04:03 UTC on December 15, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 5.7 km (3.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 8 km (5 miles); USGS M5.9 at a depth of 15.3 km (9.5 miles).

Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan

Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit southeastern Taiwan at 06:44 UTC on September 18, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 17 km (10 miles).

Very strong M6.6 earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan

Very strong M6.6 earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan

A strong and shallow earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.6, hit southeastern Taiwan at 13:41 UTC on September 17, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).