Earthquake Information:

17. Why do most earthquakes occur in the east of Taiwan?

Eastern Taiwan is located right on the junction between the Eurasian plate and the Philippine Sea plate. Therefore, more earthquakes occur in the east than in other locations in Taiwan. However, because most of them occur in the open sea, disasters are relatively small.

16. Is the occurrence of an earthquake related to the weather or season?  18. Why are the earthquakes more disastrous in the west of Taiwan?