Taiwanese tourists pour into small islands as coronavirus hits overseas travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak makes travel to nearby countries less attractive, Taiwanese tourists have piled into small islands off the southeast coast for...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocks E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jarred eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 1:34 p.m. this afternoon (Feb. 26), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicente...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 7:14 p.m. on Tuesday evening (Feb. 25), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The ep...

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocks NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan at 9 a.m. this morning (Feb. 25), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Businesses in eastern Taiwan county issue coupons to counter coronavirus effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s economy takes a hit from the Wuhan virus (COVID-19) outbreak, businesses in the eastern county of Taitung are helping to counteract the impact by issuing...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which blew south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by this evening (Feb. 17), as the Cent...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday morning (Feb. 16), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicen...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 07:00 p.m. (Feb. 15), shortly followed by a 5.1 temblor five minutes later, according to the Central Weather Bureau (C...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which is set to blow south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by Tuesday (Feb. 18) in much...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 1:49 a.m. this morning (Feb. 14), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was lo...

Weather delays launch of Taiwan's first domestically-built rocket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The trial launch of Taiwan's first domestically-built rocket was canceled at the last minute due to poor weather conditions. The Taiwan aerospace company, TiSPACE I...

Taiwan's first indigenous rocket to blast off Feb. 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese aerospace company TiSPACE Inc. plans to launch its first deep-space exploration rocket, HAPITH-I, (飛鼠一號), on Thursday (Feb. 13) outside the coastal village o...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 1:02 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Feb. 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicen...

Photo of the Day: Snow on Taiwan's Chiaming Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taiwan saw frigid temperatures over the weekend, a hiker captured the rare sight of snow on Chiaming Lake (嘉明湖). A punishing cold front brought snow to Taiwan'...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 3:06 a.m. this morning (Jan. 9), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...