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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan at 10:24 p.m. this evening (March 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake rattles southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 5:23 p.m. this afternoon (March 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Western Taiwan blanketed by 'unhealthy air' for second day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan is being shrouded by a thick layer of polluted air for the second day in a row today (Feb. 26), with 13 weather stations flashing red alerts and 37 showing ...

Taiwan hit by magnitude 5.5, 5.7 earthquakes 2 minutes apart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was struck by magnitude 5.5 and 5.7 earthquakes only two minutes apart early this morning (Feb. 9), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the Central ...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Taiwan at 1:36 a.m. this morning (Feb. 7), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the Central Wea...

Number of foreigners buying Taiwan real estate falls by 10%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the COVID-19 pandemic reducing international travel, foreign purchases of real estate in Taiwan slipped by 9.6 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, reports ...

Five cherry blossom hot spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the season draws near its peak, a travel agency has selected five hot spots in Taiwan for cherry blossom viewing. They include Wuling Farm in Taichung City, Alishan ...

Central Taiwan city completes MRT Blue Line route plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Government has completed planning for the Taichung MRT Blue Line and will submit the plan in March to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications for a...

Taiwan sanitation worker finds red envelope containing NT$284,000 in recycled clothing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While sorting through clothes donated for recycling, a resource recovery officer found NT$283,930 (US$10,140) stuffed in red envelopes and returned the money to the owners...

Six Taiwanese canyoneering experts join effort to search for missing hiker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six canyoneering experts on Jan. 10 joined Taichung City Fire Bureau's efforts to find a male hiker who went missing on Dec. 26 last year after scaling a mountain on t...

Gangster fires 62 shots at pawnshop, vehicle in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the New Year's holiday, a gangster armed with an assault rifle fired over 60 shots at a pawnshop and minivan in central Taiwan before fleeing the scene. At abo...

Cold wave to bring more snow to Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Moisture combined with frigid temperatures from a second cold wave means that snow is likely in mountainous areas of northern and central Taiwan today (Jan. 11). As a c...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan Sunday (Jan. 10) at 11:23 a.m., less than a day after a magnitude 5.7 quake struck the northeastern. According to the Cent...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled Taiwan at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 9), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 27.8 kilome...

18 people die overnight in Taiwan amid cold wave

Eighteen people died suddenly across Taiwan in 17 hours between late Thursday and early Friday amid a cold wave that has sent temperatures plunging below 10 degrees Celsius, according to local authori...