May 26, 2022

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Concentration of earthquake experts worried: severe earthquake in Taiwan

Concentration seismologists are concerned
Terrible earthquake in Taiwan

Taiwan is constantly shaken by earthquakes, but this accumulation also surprises experts: for the fifth time this year, the Earth is shaking with a magnitude of more than 6. The most important companies in the country can continue to produce.

Another powerful earthquake on the Taiwan coast shook buildings in the capital, Taipei. The epicenter was reported 90 kilometers east of the coastal city of Hualien, according to the Taipei Seismological Center. Its center was at a depth of 27 km, 70 km southwest of the Japanese island of Yonaguni from Taiwan. So the Richter scale was 6.1. The magnitude of the quake was 6.3, according to the USGS. The Japan Meteorological Agency reports a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale.

Tremors were felt across the island, and train traffic was affected: 17 trains with 2,680 passengers were stopped or slowed down, CNA news agency reported. No major damage was reported. No injuries were reported. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Ltd., two major Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturers (TSMC) And the United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) operated seamlessly in the Hsinchu industrial area.

However, seismologists were concerned about the increasing frequency of strong earthquakes. This is the fifth earthquake of magnitude 6 on the Richter scale. Chen Guo-sang, from the epicenter of the quake, said: “There have been more earthquakes this year than usual.

Taiwan continues to be shaken by earthquakes due to collisions of tectonic plates. Authorities are only issuing a tsunami alert of 7.0 on the Richter scale.

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