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Taiwan to introduce faster earthquake warning system

The earthquake warning system will work faster from April 6, when information about strong temblors will be released within 10 seconds after their occurrence to buy the public more time to respond, th...

Turkish rescuers thank Taiwan for earthquake donations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Turkish search and rescue group posted a photo showing the flags of Turkey and Taiwan side-by-side and expressed appreciation for aid provided by Taiwan in the aftermath of a...

California sends earthquake response experts to Puerto Rico

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is sending 31 disaster specialists to Puerto Rico after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the island's southern coast on Saturday, the latest in a series of quakes...

Taiwan signs MoU with Nepalese cities to assist with earthquake response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), signed a Memorandum of Understand...

Taiwan likely to experience magnitude 7.0 or higher earthquake soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of Central Weather Bureau’s Earthquake Report Center Chen Kuo-chang (陳國昌) has said Taiwan is likely to be hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 or hi...

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...

Taiwanese commentator Wang Rui-de thanks Japan for quake rescue efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Famous Taiwanese TV commentator Wang Rui-de (王瑞德) yesterday (Feb. 12) afternoon on his Facebook page announced that he will carry a sign sign reading "Taiwan thanks Japan&...

Taiwan rejects offer of help from China, accepts Japanese expertise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's government has rejected an offer by China to send rescue workers to aid in the search for survivors after a deadly magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan&#...

5 Chinese tourists believed trapped in collapsed building in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three days after a deadly magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien, seven people remain missing, including five Chinese tourists, who were staying in a hote...

Update: Japan to send quake rescue team to Taiwan

Update: A team of seven Japanese earthquake rescue experts arrived in Hualien at noon today to assist in rescue efforts. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced t...

4 Chinese tourists killed by eastern Taiwan earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The body of a fourth Chinese tourist to perish was discovered early this morning (Feb. 8) after a deadly magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County on ...

After Hualien quake, AIT Director says 'The United States stands by Taiwan!'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last night’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County has caused serious damage to the city's infrastructure and left 4 dead and 241 in...

Taiwanese least scared by earthquakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a list of illustrations from Coventry University in Great Britain, Taiwanese are the least likely to be disturbed or scared by earthquakes, at least compared ...