A Series Of Earthquakes Strike Taiwan, Leaving Locals Paralysed With Fear

Taiwan seems reluctant to let go of seismic activity!

From Monday evening until Tuesday morning, Taiwan has been rattled repeatedly by earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks, causing intense anxiety among locals. The Richter scale recorded the highest magnitude at 6.3.

According to Taiwan's Central Weather Administration, the first tremor was felt in Taipei, the capital, at 5:08 PM (Indian Standard Time, 10:00 PM) on Monday. The magnitude of this initial quake was recorded at 5.5 on the Richter scale. Subsequently, until Tuesday morning, tremors shook Taipei repeatedly.

It's worth noting that on Tuesday morning, at around 2:30 AM (local time), another intense tremor occurred. This quake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale. Just six minutes later, another tremor struck Taipei, registering at 6.3 on the Richter scale. Among the series of tremors experienced on Tuesday, this was the most severe.

Earthquake Series

No reports of casualties or damages have been received so far. Local sources confirm that there have been no significant losses or injuries reported.

In related news, on April 3, 2024, a quake in Taiwan's Hualien area claimed the lives of 14 individuals. The intensity of that quake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale. Local media reports indicate that since then, Taiwan has experienced tremors approximately a thousand times.

Taiwan remains a seismic-prone country due to its location at the junction of two tectonic plates. Consequently, earthquakes are not uncommon here. Memories of the 2016 earthquake still linger in the minds of many. Prior to that, in 1999, nearly 2,000 people lost their lives in a devastating quake. As a result, Taiwan's buildings and infrastructure are constructed with the utmost caution, and locals are always vigilant and prepared.

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