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Taiwan’s Deadliest Earthquakes: A Tragic Reminder of Nature’s Unpredictability

BySamantha Jones

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

In 1935, Taiwan was hit by 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.

In recent years, Taiwan has experienced several devastating earthquakes. On Wednesday, the island was struck by its strongest earthquake since 1999, when a 7.6-magnitude tremor hit central Taiwan and claimed 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.

One year ago in Tainan city on southern Taiwan a building collapsed after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 116 people. The epicenter of the quake was located in Taiwan’s central mountain range with Tainan being one of the hardest hit areas. The disaster disrupted water supply to many individuals and created a significant chasm in the ground.

The repercussions from this natural event have been widespread throughout the affected communities and will be felt for years to come as recovery efforts continue to take shape.

In conclusion, Taiwan has experienced some devastating earthquakes over the years with each having its own unique impact on society and infrastructure. These events serve as a reminder that we must always be prepared for such occurrences and work together to mitigate their effects on human life and property damage alike.

By Samantha Jones

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