Earthquake alert to be sent to Taiwan cellphone users on Sept. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cellphone users in Taiwan are asked not to panic on Sept. 21, when they receive an emergency SMS to mark the 21st anniversary of the 1999 Earthquake, the second-deadliest ...

Donations from Taiwan pour in as Turkey struck by earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s donations to a Turkish disaster rescue organization after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Turkey last week evoke the friendship established between the peo...

Taiwan donates US$100,000 to Mexico after earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is donating US$100,000 (NT$3 million) to Mexico for earthquake relief, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday. More than 270 people, including at lea...

Central Taiwan’s Jiji railway line adjusts route for easier connection with THSR, starting Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Beginning from April 27, the route of central Taiwan’s TRA Jiji railway line will be adjusted to make connection between the line and Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) easier i...

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strongest since 1999 killer quake: CWB

Taipei, May 31 (CNA) A magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck off Taiwan's northern coast early Tuesday afternoon was the strongest in the country in 17 years, but it is not expected to be followed by m...

Post-quake reconstruction could cost NT$6 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The total cost of reconstruction after the February 6 earthquake in the Tainan region might cost up to NT$6 billion (US$180 million), according to estimates published Tuesday af...

Government sets priorities for quake reconstruction work

The government will prioritize compensation and housing loans for victims of the Feb. 6 earthquake, participants in a reconstruction meeting said Sunday. The magnitude 6.4 quake that hit souther...

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Two survivors — one found shielded under the body of her husband — were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in...