Accumulation worries seismologists: heavy earthquake shook Taiwan

Accumulation worries seismologists: heavy earthquake shook Taiwan

Seismologists are concerned by accumulation
major earthquake in taiwan

Taiwan is regularly shaken by earthquakes, but this accumulation has also surprised experts: for the fifth time this year, the Earth is trembling with a magnitude of more than 6. The country’s most important companies can continue production.

Another strong earthquake off the coast of Taiwan has rocked buildings in the capital Taipei. According to the Taipei Seismological Center, the epicenter of the quake was 90 kilometers east of the seaside town of Huilien. Its epicenter was about 70 km south-west of the Japanese island of Yonkuni, off Taiwan, at a depth of 27 km. Hence the magnitude was 6.1. According to USGS, the magnitude of the quake was 6.3. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has given its intensity as 6.6.

Tremors were felt across the island, and rail traffic was affected: 17 trains carrying 2,680 passengers were stopped or slowed, reports the CNA news agency. No major damage was reported. There is no report of injury. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. produces two of Taiwan’s largest semiconductor manufacturers. (TSMC) And the United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) in Hsinchu Industrial Park continued without interruption.

However, seismologists were concerned about the increasing frequency of strong earthquakes. This was the fifth earthquake of magnitude greater than 6 this year. “This year there have been more earthquakes than usual,” said Chen Kuo-chang of the Earthquake Center’s analysis center.

Taiwan is regularly shaken by earthquakes as tectonic plates collide there. Officials only issue a tsunami warning with a magnitude of 7.0.

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