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Taiwan: Earthquake: 2024/04/03 Country Information on DRR

Period 2024/04/03
Country or District Taiwan
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake offshore Taiwan with a magnitude of 7.2 rocked the capital Taipei on Wednesday morning, 3 April 2024, knocking out power in several parts of the city and sparking a tsunami warning for the islands of southern Japan and the Philippines.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Taiwan Fire Department: Summary of Taiwan Hualien Earthquake
1) Overview of Earthquake, 2) Initial Response Measures, 3) Disaster Situation, and 4) Important Response Measures (11.3MB, PDF file)

AP 2024/04/06
The death toll rose to 13 after a third victim was found on the park’s Shakadang Trail. Six other people are still missing, including three on the same trail. More than 400 people remained stranded three days after the quake in locations cut off by damage.

Reuters 2024/04/04
The biggest earthquake of Taiwan in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday (3 April) and injured more than 900, while 50 workers travelling in minibuses to a hotel in a national park were missing.

Reuters 2024/04/03
The biggest earthquake of Taiwan in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday, 3 April 2024, injuring more than 800, while 50 went missing en route to a national park, authorities said.

Reuters 2024/04/03
Taiwan television stations showed footage of some collapsed buildings in the eastern county of Hualien, near the quake's epicentre, and media reported some people were trapped.

Geographycal Data

Sentinel Asia 2024/04/03
Earthquake in Taiwan on 03 April 2024

ECHO 2024/04/03
Taiwan: Earthquakes and tsunami, DG ECHO Daily Map, 03/04/2024

USGS 2024/04/03
M 7.4 - 18 km SSW of Hualien City, Taiwan, Time: 2024-04-02 23:58:11 (UTC), Depth: 34.8 km