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Record of earthquakes during 1604 ~ 1900

Cited by S. N. Tzeng & Y. T. Yeh (1989) Catalog of Earthquake in Taiwan from 1604 to 1988. Research for Institute of Earth Science, Academia Sinica, p. 8-10,

 

Occurrence time Disaster
area
Epicenter Earthquake Magnitude Scale Note
North Latitude East Longitude Shiu’s Lee’s Tsai’s
1604/12/29
Fukien, Jaingxi, and Zhejiang
25.0 119.5
 
8.0
 
Rift, sand blasting. City walls were collapsed
1624
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
 
1644/07/30
Northern Taiwan
22.8 120.4 5.0
 
 
City walls are cracked and fallen down.
1654/12/14
Northern Taiwan
In the vicinity of Anping
 
 
 
It had aftershock in 7 weeks.
1655/01/21
Tainan Area
23.0 120.2 5.5 5.5
 
City walls were cracked. It had aftershock in 3 weeks.
1659
Taiwan
 
 
 
 
It had aftershock in 2 weeks.
1659/10~11
Taipei Area
In the vicinity of Taipei
 
 
 
It had aftershock in hundreds of days.
1661/01
Tainan Area
In the vicinity of Tainan
 
 
 
It had rifts, aftershocks in 6 weeks, and 23 houses were collapsed.
1661/02/15
Tainan Area
23.0 120.2
 
6.0
≧7.0
It had aftershock in 6 weeks, and 27 houses were collapsed.
1662/1~2
Chiayi Area
In the vicinity of Chiayi
 
 
 
Rifts and sand blasting.
1676/06/01
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
1682/08
Tainan Area
In the vicinity of Tainan
 
 
 
Earthquake sound
1682/09
Gangshan Area
In the vicinity of Gangshan
 
 
 
Earthquake sound
1682/10/08
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
1686/05/12
Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung
23.5 120.4
 
5.5
 
Many houses were collapsed.
1694/4~5
Taipei Area
25.0 121.5 7.0 5.5
 
Land subsidence causes Kangxi Taipei lake..
1705
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
1711/10/22
Tainan, Chiayi
23.5 120.0 5.5
6.5
≧7.0
Many houses were collapsed.
1715/10/11
Chiayi Area
23.5 120.5 6.5
 
 
Many houses were collapsed.
1716/11/02
Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung
23.5 120.5 6.0
 
 
 
1716/11/04
Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung
Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung
 
 
 
 
1717/03/03
Southern Taiwan
23.4 120.4 6.0
 
 
Chih-Kan Lou were collapsed.
1720/10/31
Tainan, Chiayi, Kaohsiung
23.4 120.5 6.0
 
 
Rifts, sand blasting. It had a large number of toll.
1720
Chiayi, and Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
 
1721/01/05
Chiayi, Tainan, and Changhua
23.0
120.3
6.5 6.0
 
Houses were collapsed; residents were depressed down by houses.
1721/09~10
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Temples and houses were collapsed. It had a large number of tolls.
1722/08/22
Fengshan Area
In the vicinity of Fengshan
 
 
 
A rift, mire volcano was erupted in Liyu shan .
1723/07/27
Fengshan Area
In the vicinity of Fengshan
 
 
 
Mire volcano was erupted again.
1730/08/23
Taiwan
 
 
 
 
All of Taiwan was shook..
1736/01/30
Tainan, Changhua
23.1 120.3 7.0 6.0 6.5
people killed by shakes, and 129 people were injured. 698 houses were collapsed.
1752/07/31
Tainan, Changhua
 
 
 
 
All of Taiwan was shook.
1754
Hsinchu Area
Hsinchu Area
 
 
 
Land subsidence.
1768
Tainan Area
In the vicinity of Madou
 
 
 
Gaundi temple was hardly collapsed.
1774/04/26
Tainan, Changhua, Chiayi
 
 
 
 
 
1776/12
Chiayi Area
Chiayi Area
 
 
 
Many people were pressed down.
1777/11~12
Southern Taiwan
23.5 120.5
 
5.5
 
Houses were collapsed. Many people were killed
1781/4~6
Kaohsiung Area
Kaohsiung Area
 
 
 
Tsunami was happened and flooded more than 30 meters.
1786/6~7
Kaohsiung Area
Kaohsiung Area
 
 
 
It had aftershocks whole month.
1792/08/09
Chiayi, Changhua, and Yunlin
23.6 120.5 7.1 6.75 7.1
619 people were killed and 781 people were injured by shock, and 24621 houses were collapsed.
1795/01/21
Changhua, and Tainan
 
 
 
 
 
1795/01/22
Changhua, and Tainan
 
 
 
 
 
1797
Tainan Area
23.0 120.2
 
5.0
 
Temples were damaged.
1806/3~4
Changhua Area
Changhua Area
 
 
 
 
1806/11~12
Changhua Area
Changhua Area
 
 
 
 
1809/4~5
Changhua Area
Changhua Area
 
 
 
 
1810/11~12
Northern Taiwan
 
 
 
 
 
1811/03/17
Chiayi and northward
23.8 121.8 6.5 6.5 7.5
21 people were killed and 6 people were injured, and 41 houses were collapsed by shock.
1815/07/11
Taipei, and Yilan
24.7 121.8 6.5 5.5
 
Longshan temple was collapsed.
1815/10/13~14
Chiayi and northward
24.0 121.7 7.1 6.5 7.7
people were killed and 2 people were injured, and 243 houses were collapsed by shock.
1816/1~4
5 warehouses were collapsed.
24.8 121.8
 
5.5
 
5 warehouses were collapsed.
1816/9~10
5 warehouses were collapsed.
24.4 122.2 7.2
 
 
Rifts. Government offices and houses are collapsed .
1819/1~1820/2
Miaoli (苗栗) Area
Miaoli Area
 
 
 
Shangdi (上帝) temple was collapsed..
1823/02/13
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
1827/10/05
Nantou (南投) Area
In the vicinity of Puli (埔里)
 
 
 
4 hills were rose in Sun Moon Lake.
1832/11~12
Changhua Area
 
 
 
 
 
1833/12/08
Yilan Area
24.6 122.2 7.0 5.0
 
It had aftershocks half of month..
1839/06/27~28
Chiayi, Tainan
23.5 120.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
117 people were killed, 543 people were injured and 7515 houses were collapsed by shock.
1840/10~11
Yunlin (雲林) Area
23.8 120.5 6.0 5.0
 
Landslide. Houses were collapsed .
1842
Changhua Area
In the vicinity of Lukang (鹿港)
 
 
 
Houses were collapsed.
1845/03/04
Chiayi, and Changhua
24.1 120.7 6.5 6.0 6.0
381 people were killed and 381 houses were collapsed by shock.
1846/08/04
Changhua Area
In the vicinity of Changhua
 
 
 
It had aftershocks in 1 week..
1848/12/03
Tainan, Changhua, and Chiayi
24.1 120.5 7.0 6.75 7.1
1030 people were killed and 12992 houses were collapsed by shock.
1848/12/18
Tainan, Changhua, Chiayi
 
 
 
 
There was a aftershock in December, 3rd, 1848.
1849/03/31
Hsinchu, Chiayi, Changhua
Chiayi and Changhua
 
 
 
City walls and houses were collapsed. People and livestock were killed..
1849/05/05
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Light shock
1849/08/31
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Light shock.
1849/09/10
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Light shock.
1849/09/11
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Light shock.
1850/4~5
Chiayi Area
23.5 120.4 5.5
 
 
People were killed by damaged houses.
1851/04/09
Changhua
 
 
 
 
Earthquake sound.
1851/04/12
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Light shock.
1851/04/14
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Light shock.
1851/04/15
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Light shock.
1853/5~8
Tatunshan (大屯山) Area
In the vicinity of Tatunshan
 
 
 
There was earthquake sound in Tatunshan in 3 days.
1860/11~12
Taipei, Hsinchu, and Miaoli
 
 
 
 
Shousanyan was collapsed, and many people were killed by shock.
1862/1~4
Taipei, Hsinchu, and Miaoli
 
 
 
 
 
1862/06/07
Tainan, Chiayi, and Changhua
23.2 120.2 6.5 6.5 7.0
About 500 people were killed and up to 500 houses were collapsed by shock.
1862/11~12
Taipei, Hsinchu, and Miaoli
 
 
 
 
 
1865/11/06
Taipei, and Keelung
24.9 121.6 6.0
 
 
Shousanyan was collapsed, and many people were killed by shock.
1866/2~3
Taipei, Hsichu, and Miaoli
 
 
 
 
River was up and down in 1 meter.
1866/12/16
Kaohsiung Area
 
 
 
 
 
1867/12/18
Taipei, Keelung, and Hsingchu
25.3 121.7 7.0 6.0 7.0
Tsunami and rifts. Hundreds of people were killed.
1870
Pingdung Area
22.4 120.6
 
5.5
 
Houses were hardly collapsed
1873
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Houses were half damaged.
1880/02/29
Miaoli Area
Miaoli Area
 
 
 
Houses were almost collapsed. It had aftershock in 7 weeks.
1880/6~7
Tainan Area
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Houses were almost collapsed. It had aftershock in 7 weeks..
1880/07/20
Taipei Area
Taipei Area
 
 
 
 
1881/02/18
Taipei, Hsinchu, and Miaoli
24.6 120.7 6.0 5.5 6.2
210 houses were collapsed. 11 people were killed and injured by shock..
1881/06/16
Tainan, Chiayi
 
 
 
 
 
1881/06/17
Hualien (花蓮) Area
 
 
 
 
Establishments were collapsed. All of Taiwan was shook by earthquake.
1881/07/06
Keelung Area
 
 
 
 
No disaster.
1881/12/08
Taipei Area
In the vicinity of Taipei
 
 
 
Tsusheng (慈生) temple was collapsed.
1882/05/27
Southern Taiwan
 
 
 
 
 
1882/8~9
Hsinchu Area
Hsinchu Area
 
 
 
 
1882/12/09
All of Taiwan
23.0 121.4 7.5 6.25 7.5
10 people were killed and houses were collapsed.
1884/01
Yunlin, and Chiayi
In the vicinity of Chiayi
 
 
 
Houses were almost damaged.
1885/5~6
Yunlin, and Chiayi
In the vicinity of Chiayi
 
 
 
Landslip.
1887冬
Miaoli Area
Miaoli Area
 
 
 
 
1889/11/21
Taiwan Area
 
 
 
 
Some huts were damaged
1890/05/04
Taiwan Area
 
 
 
 
It shook few minutes..
1892/02
Taiwan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1892/04/02
Tainan Area
In the vicinity of Tainan
 
 
 
 
1892/04/22
All of Taiwan
Tainan Area
 
 
 
Earthquake sound, Many houses were collapsed.
1892/06/11
Taiwan Area
 
 
 
 
Many houses were collapsed
1892/07/20
Taiwan Area
 
 
 
 
Most houses were Collapsed.
1892/08/21
Taiwan Area
 
 
 
 
Many houses were collapsed.
1892/09
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
It had 4 records in September.
1892/12
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1893/01
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1893/04
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1893/05
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1893/06
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1893/07/15
Taiwan Area
 
 
 
 
Light shock.
1893/08/24
Taitung Area
 
 
 
 
 
1893/10/17
Taipei Area
Taipei Area
 
 
 
Few houses were collapsed
1893/10
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1893/11/14
Taipei Area
Taipei Area
 
 
 
No disaster.
1894/02/12
Taitung Area
 
 
 
 
 
1894/03/09
Taitung Area
 
 
 
 
 
1894/09
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1894/11
Tainan Area
 
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1895/01
Tainan Area
In the vicinity of Tainan
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1895/04
Tainan Area
In the vicinity of Tainan
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded 4 quakes in April.
1895/06
Tainan Area
In the vicinity of Tainan
 
 
 
Anping Customs recorded the quake.
1896/02/12
Yilan Area
 
 
 
 
 
1897/03/15
Yilan, and Taipei Area
Yilan Area
 
 
 
56 people were killed, hundreds of people were injured, and 50 houses were collapsed by shock.