4.6 magnitude earthquake rocks N.E. Taiwan, 2nd within hour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Taiwan at 12:12 p.m. today (July 9), less than an hour after a 4.8 quake struck the same area, according to...

4.8 magnitude earthquake jolts N.E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Taiwan at 11:24 a.m. today (July 9), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the...

No compensation for Japanese cyclist killed by falling rocks in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan District Court on Wednesday (July 8) rejected a request from relatives to award government compensation for the killing of a Japanese cyclist by falling rocks at...

Taiwan to put in place volcano alert system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to implement a volcano warning system by the end of this year that covers the Tatun volcanoes (大屯火山群) in the north and Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island) of...

Photo of the Day: 'Shell' spotted over Taiwan's Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unusually low cloud was spotted covering Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island) over the weekend, prompting some to deem it the turtle's "shell," while older...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Taiwan at 8:52 p.m. this evening (June 29), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...

Taipei records 38.9 C, highest ever in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury hit 38.9°C in Taipei Monday afternoon (June 29), the hottest the Taiwanese capital has ever recorded in the month of June, according to the Central Weather...

Northbound traffic on Taiwan's freeways smoother than expected as holiday ends

Northbound traffic was better than predicted on the nation's freeways Sunday evening, as the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday concluded, Freeway Bureau data showed. According to the bureau...

CWB warns of thunderstorms in greater Taipei area

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned of severe thunderstorms in the greater Taipei area Friday (June 26), the second day of the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday. The affected areas include ...

Sightseers flock to tourist spots across Taiwan

Large crowds were seen at tourist spots across Taiwan at the beginning of the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday Thursday, following the reduction of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Taiwan. In...

Taipei bakes in 38.4-degree heat, hottest day of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury in Taipei climbed to a scorching 38.4 degrees Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit) this afternoon (June 23), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). At 2...

8 Taiwanese Coast Guard ships outfitted with 40mm guns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ocean Affairs Council announced in a humorous Facebook post that eight Coast Guard ships have each been fitted with a 40mm gun, which has a maximum range of 12000 mete...

Japan passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Ishigaki City Council passed the proposal to change the administrative designation of the Diaoyutai Islands from Tonoshiro to Tonoshiro Senkaku on Monday (June...

Photo of the Day: Eclipse shots from across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents across Taiwan took advantage of fair weather on Sunday (June 21) to catch a glimpse of a rare annular eclipse. According to the Tainan Astronomical Education ...

6 megamouth sharks caught off coast of Taiwan in 4 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six rare megamouth sharks (Megachasma pelagios) were caught off the coast of eastern Taiwan last week, sparking calls by conservationists to impose a ban on the fishing of...