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Steel bar falls from railway construction site, hits passing train in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A steel bar falling from a railway construction project hit a passing Taroko Express train in New Taipei City, but nobody was injured, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 1). ...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan at 5:55 p.m. this evening (Nov. 24), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 8...

Taiwan launches first privately run MW geothermal plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first privately operated geothermal plant of at least one megawatt (MW) started operating in Yilan County Tuesday (Nov. 23). The 4.2 MW plant can supply 7,...

Smoke billowing from Turtle Island visible from Taiwanese mainland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large plume of smoke at Turtle Island, said to be the largest in 24 years, surprised tourists and locals in Yilan County on Sunday (Nov. 21). Tourists aboard the whal...

Taiwan discusses new proposal for high-speed rail station in northeast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A meeting between Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) and local politicians resulted in a high degree of consensus about the location of the future Yilan high-spee...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan at 10:25 a.m. this morning (Nov. 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Taiwan to see its first geothermal power plant in 3 decades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A geothermal power plant in Yilan County will be inaugurated on Nov. 23, the first such power station in Taiwan permitted to operate in nearly three decades. At a cost ...

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...

Czech expat finds remains of missing hiker in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker surnamed Yang (楊) who had been missing for one month was found dead in a central Taiwan mountain stream on Monday (Nov. 8) by Czech expat Petr Novotny, a skilled o...

Seal 'pup' surfaces in New Taipei after magnitude 6.5 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A seal "pup" was spotted in a New Taipei City harbor on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 24), shortly after a powerful earthquake struck northeast Taiwan. At 1:11 p.m. ...

Aftershocks likely after biggest quake to hit Taiwan's subduction zone in 50 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the strongest earthquake recorded in a subduction zone in nearly 50 years struck on Sunday (Oct. 24), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warned that aftershocks of mag...

Remains of missing hiker found in central Taiwan reservoir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The remains of a hiker surnamed Lee (李) who was taken by currents while crossing a river on a hike in central Taiwan on Oct. 11 were found in the Deji Reservoir on Sunday ...

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...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Taiwan on Saturday (Oct. 23) at 11:16 a.m. The epicenter of the temblor was located 8.9 kilometers northeast of Hualien County Ha...

Conductor in train accident that caused 18 deaths in northeast Taiwan sentenced to jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The conductor of the derailed Taiwan Railway Puyuma train that killed 18 passengers in Yilan County on the afternoon of Oct. 21, 2018, was sentenced to four and a half yea...