Taiwan NARLabs to showcase disaster prevention tech

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) delegation led by NARLabs Vice President Wu Kuang-Chong(吳光鐘)is set to take part in the 2019 SecuTech exhibition, Thail...

Virtual reality applied in earthquake education in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A virtual reality escape game has been set up at the Fire Safety Museum in Taipei to teach visitors how to respond to disasters during simulated earthquakes. The aim of...

1 Year: Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals

TOKYO (AP) — Gold, silver, and bronze Olympic medals were to get their first public viewing on Wednesday as Tokyo organizers marked exactly a year until the games open. Fans, sponsors and pol...

Year to go to Tokyo Games, with costs, ticket demand rising

TOKYO (AP) — The countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has hit 365 days. To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of da...

Taiwan's CWB to send test tsunami, earthquake alerts to mobile phones on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of National Disaster Preparedness day on Friday (Sept. 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) will test the country's Public Warning System (PWS) by sending test tsu...

Taiwan quake activity unusually high in first 3 months of 2018: CWB

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The number of earthquakes recorded in Taiwan in the first three months of 2018 was higher than the annual average over the previous three years, due mainly to aftershocks from the majo...

Taipei MRT announces SOP for earthquake response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of yet another jarring magnitude 5.3 earthquake on Monday, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) announced its standard operating procedure (SOP) in the event of e...

Bridges on high-risk fault lines to be reinforced by 2021

Taipei, Feb. 12 -- There are 66 high-risk bridges on Taiwan's freeways within a range of 300 meters from active fault lines, which will be reinforced by 2021, the Taiwan Area National Freeway Bure...