5 Most Destructive Earthquakes in Taiwan

April 02. 2024

1921 earthquake (1999): Magnitude 7.6, central Taiwan. 2400 people lost their lives, there was widespread destruction

Chi-Chi earthquake (1999): Magnitude 7.6, central Taiwan. Extensive damage to infrastructure, and significant casualties.

Nantou earthquake (1999): Magnitude 6.2, central Taiwan. Significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

Tainan earthquake (2016): Magnitude 6.4, southern Taiwan. Building collapse exposes vulnerability.

Hualien earthquake (2018): Magnitude 6.4, east coast. Building collapse, casualties, transport disruption