Earthquake Information:
Index-Guidance of Education-FAQ for Earthquake

FAQ for Earthquake

1. What are the causes of earthquakes?
2. Is there a correlation between a fault and an earthquake?
3. What are "faults"?
4. What do the terms "hypocenter" and "epicenter" refer to?
5. What are the main types of seismic waves?
6. What is "magnitude"?
7. What is "intensity"?
8. What is the status of the real-time Central Weather Bureau Seismic Network (CWBSN)?
9. How does the Central Weather Bureau release the earthquake report/news?
10. What is the definition of "the observation of strong ground motion"?
11. What is the effectiveness of the "Strong Ground Motion Seismic Network"?
12. What is "the theory of plate tectonics"?
13. What is the "seismic zone"?
14. What is the distribution of seismic zone in Taiwan?
15. What is the frequency of earthquake occurrence in Taiwan?
16. Is the occurrence of an earthquake related to the weather or season?
17. Why do most earthquakes occur in the east of Taiwan?
18. Why are the earthquakes more disastrous in the west of Taiwan?
19. What is the classification of earthquake-resistant standards for buildings in Taiwan?
20. What do the effects of the crustal deformation look like in Taiwan?
21. What is the cause of a tsunami?
22. How does a tsunami propagate?
23. Are all tsunamis disastrous?
24. Has Taiwan had any disasters caused by "tsunami" in the past?
25. What are the Central Weather Bureau's tsunami report/warning dissemination procedures?
26. How have tsunamis jeopardized Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu?
27. Have there been any catastrophic earthquake disasters in Taiwan?
28. What has been the most catastrophic earthquake disaster in Taiwan?
29. What kind of seismic data does the Central Weather Bureau have? How does the general public acquire such information?
30. Does the Central Weather Bureau provide any earthquake education guidelines or materials?