Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocks E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jarred Hualien County at 2:12 p.m. this afternoon (May 23), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 6.3 ki...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattles E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolted Hualien County at 9:37 a.m. this morning (May 22), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 3.1 kilo...

Heavy flooding shifts to central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) observed that as rainfall in northern Taiwan is starting to diminish this afternoon (May 20), it has started to increase rapidly in southern an...

CWB issues extremely heavy rain advisory for N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the arrival of a weather front today (May 20) the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for 21 of Taiwan's 22 counties and cities. The CWB...

Dutch hiker falls down ravine as heavy rain pelts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heavy rain was likely in 19 cities and counties across Taiwan’s main island Saturday (May 18), with reports coming in of landslides in Nantou County and of a young D...

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake jolts Taiwan’s east

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 3.4 earthquake jarred eastern Taiwan’s Huanlien County at 9:35pm on Wednesday evening (May 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epi...

Heavy rain alert issued for 14 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain advisory for 14 counties and cities in Taiwan this evening (May 15). A convective cloud system developed rapidly this afte...

SUV sends boy flying 100 meters to his death in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 12-year-old boy was hit with such force by an SUV trying to beat a red light in eastern Taiwan that he was sent flying 100 meters, taking the young student's life. At ...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 4:55 p.m. this afternoon (May 13), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter ...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 11:48 p.m. on Wednesday evening (May 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicen...

Magnificent paddy photos depict carefree black bear endemic to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A giant pattern featuring a Formosan black bear has appeared on a rice paddy in Hualien County’s Yuli Township, as part of a campaign to celebrate the release of a y...

Taiwan Minister of Interior apologizes for jeopardizing black bear​​'s safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of the Interior, Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇), apologized in a Facebook post Thursday evening (May 2) for the Ministry's wrongdoing related to the release of a Formosan...

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 5:47 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temb...

Fire department in Taiwan's Hualien makes the most of donated pickup truck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A four-wheel drive pickup truck donated to Hualien County Fire Department by a businessman has been put to good use during its first month in commission, Central News Agency (C...

South Korean woman injured as rock hits bus after Taiwan earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A South Korean woman was taken to hospital after a falling rock hit her tour bus in Hualien County Saturday (April 20), just two days after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit ...