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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 4:15 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 16), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was located ...

12 degrees Celsius on Wed lowest temp recorded by Taipei Weather Station so far this winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 12 degrees Celsius recorded by the Central Weather Bureau’s (CWB) Taipei Weather Station at 5:54 a.m. on Wednesday morning was the lowest recorded by the station...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

Update: 9:30 a.m. 01/04/2022 As of 9 p.m. on Monday, Taipei had received 31 reports of damage resulting from the quake, such as broken water pipes, fallen tiles, warped doorways, malfunctioning str...

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 2:47 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 30) afternoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Locals in southern Taiwan city rush to find lost cat for NT$500,000 reward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A neighborhood in Chiayi City on Wednesday (Dec. 29) was flooded with people scrambling to find a missing cat for a NT$500,000 (US$18,088) reward. A Chiayi resident sur...

DPP makes merger moves on Hsinchu, not Changhua

With the referendum over, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has with stunning swiftness moved on a proposed merger of Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City, possibly with Miaoli thrown in the mix, to f...

Taiwan Design Expo turns historic jail into 'hostel'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taiwan Design Expo will open in Chiayi City on Friday (Dec. 24). Hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taiwan Design Research Institute, the 19th edit...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck southwestern Taiwan at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 21), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was lo...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan at 9:05 p.m. Monday (Dec. 6), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was loca...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan at 9:05 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 14), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was loc...

Mercury to drop by 10 degrees in northern Taiwan today as cold front arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that with the arrival of a cold front, temperatures in northern Taiwan this evening will be 10 degrees lower than the highs seen ...

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes northeast Taiwan

Update: 2021/10/25, 1:30 a.m. Several people were injured by the magnitude 6.5 quake, including a woman who was struck by falling rocks while hiking with a group of nine in Taroko National Park in...

Popularity rankings of local officials reshuffled in Taiwan opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ranked last among the country's 22 mayors and magistrates in a new survey conducted by CommonWealth Magazine, while Pingtung County M...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked northern Taiwan at 1:49 p.m. on Monday afternoon (Oct. 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblo...

Confucius' centenarian descendent in Taiwan receives Double Ninth Festival gift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kung Lin-hsin (孔令鑫), founder of Chiayo Electronics and 76th generation descendent of Confucius, received Double Ninth Festival gifts including NT$12,000 (US$430.57) in cas...