Super Typhoon “Chanthu” moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Super Typhoon “Chanthu” moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Chanthu reached a Category 5 super typhoon status at 09:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, becoming the second super typhoon of the year. In the Philippines, this tropical cyclone is known as Kiko. At the time, Chanthu's center was located about 1 265 km (785 miles)…

Lupit brings more than 1 300 mm (51 inches) of rain in just 2 days, Taiwan

Lupit brings more than 1 300 mm (51 inches) of rain in just 2 days, Taiwan

Tropical Storm "Lupit" combined with seasonal southwesterly winds to bring extremely heavy rains to parts of Taiwan from August 5 to 7, 2021, causing destructive floods and landslides. Lupit made 2 landfalls in China — the first in Shantou, Guangdong…

Very bright fireball explodes over Taiwan

Very bright fireball explodes over Taiwan

A very bright fireball exploded over Taiwan shortly after 16:02 UTC on July 6, 2021 (00:02 LT, July 7). The event lasted around 40 seconds before the object disintegrated. The fireball was recorded by Lulin Observatory, located at the summit of Lulin Mountain in…

Taiwan cuts water supply amid worst drought in 50 years

Taiwan cuts water supply amid worst drought in 50 years

Taiwan has further reduced its water supplies as the country faces its worst drought in 50 years. The government has issued its first red alert on water supply in six years on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, warning that reservoirs in the central region are dropping at…

Intense cold waves bring rare snowfall to Taiwan

Intense cold waves bring rare snowfall to Taiwan

An intense cold wave is affecting parts of Taiwan over the past couple of days, with temperatures dropping below 10 °C (50 °F) and rare snow and freezing temperatures at higher elevations. In just 17 hours to Friday morning, January 8, 2021, local…

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Yilan, Taiwan

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Yilan, Taiwan

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near Yilan, Taiwan at 13:19 UTC on December 10, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 74.6 km (46 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 71 km (44 miles). The epicenter was located 26.5 km (16.5 miles)…