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Taiwan Earthquake - 7 February 2018

  1. Feb 6, 2018 #1
    A fluid situation at the moment, as the news rolls in - https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/101213618/taiwan-earthquake-topples-buildings

    Significant damage.

    EDIT: added later
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/101213618/taiwan-earthquake-topples-buildings

    One hotel partially collapsed with people inside.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
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  3. Feb 6, 2018 #2

    berkeman

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    Holy smokes! Any tsunami warning?
     
  4. Feb 6, 2018 #3
    As far as I'm aware, none has been issued.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2018 #4

    davenn

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    live seismogram from my recorder showing the event

    http://www.sydneystormcity.com/seismograms.htm

    as can be seen, the P wave arrived just after 1600 UT approx. 1602UT. The event was at 1550 UT which means it took the P waves
    12 minutest to travel from NE Taiwan to my recorder in Sydney, Australia

    This quake is the largest in a series of events in that area that started on the 3rd of Feb 2018

    area map with events....

    180206 1550UT M6.4 NE Taiwan1.JPG


    Dave
     
  6. Aug 31, 2018 #5
    So unreal seeing earthquakes of my hometown being discussed on this forum:wideeyed:
    That was a castastrophic event through the entire island:frown:
    By the way, that toppled building has been flattened a few months ago and no building will ever be built there again:wink:
     
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