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Magma chamber located 8 km beneath Taipei's Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of Academia Sinica scientists has discovered that a magma chamber is only 8 kilometers underneath the Datun volcano group (大屯火山群). The group of volcanoes is abou...

Japan: Mount Fuji report doubles previous estimate of lava flow

A new hazard map drawn up to prepare local residents for a possible eruption of Japan's Mount Fuji warns that earlier predictions may have underestimated the true scale of the danger. The updated...

Taiwan dispatches its first volcano drill alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan issued a volcano warning for some residents of Taipei’s Beitou District Tuesday morning (Dec. 29) in the country's first drill to improve public awareness...

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 Datun Volcano Group (大屯火山群) in the north and Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island...

Taipei's Tatun Volcanoes proven active: scientists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After carrying out a long-term study, a research team at Academia Sinica has determined that the Tatun volcano group (TVG) and Guishan Island are both active volcanoes and a vo...

Taiwanese engineering prof behind pro-nuke referendum not phased by tsunamis, waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with Science, the engineering professor who co-wrote the referendum to halt the phasing out of nuclear power in Taiwan by 2025 was not phased by concerns about ...

Taipei facing 4th greatest risks in world: Lloyd's

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei ranked fourth on a global risk index released by Lloyd’s of London insurance market at NT$12.88 billion in annual GDP at risk, with a possible tropical windstorm b...

Taipei residents spooked by mock volcano emergency alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Some Taipei residents went into a panic when they received a volcano alert message on their mobile phones on Saturday (March 31), however it was actually just a test of the new...

Scientists discover magma chamber under Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A researcher at Academia Sinica has discovered a magma chamber beneath a large swath of New Taipei, signifying that the Tatun volcano group (TVG) in the area could be active, t...