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Record of disastrous earthquakes during 1901 ~ 2000
No Year Month Date Hour Minute Latitude Longitude Location Focal
Depth
Magnitude Toll Collapsed houses Note
1
1901
6
7
8
5
24.7
121.8
In the vicinity of Yilan
 
5.6
 
1
 
2
1904
4
24
14
39
23.5
120.3
In the vicinity of Chiayi
 
6.1
3
66
 
3
1904
11
6
4
25
23.6
120.3
In the vicinity of Chiayi
7
6.1
145
661
Earthquake happened in Douliou (斗六). Shinkang (新港) had rifts and sand blasting.
4
1905
8
28
12
22
24.2
121.7
In the vicinity of Liwu (立霧) River
5
6.0
 
 
 
5
1906
3
17
6
43
23.6
120.5
Mingshiung (民雄), Chiayi County.
6
7.1
1258
6769
Earthquake happened in Meishan (梅山) It had fault from northern Meitzukan (梅仔坑) to Minghsiung.
6
1906
3
26
11
29
23.7
120.5
Yulin, and Douliou Area
5
5.0
1
29
 
7
1906
4
4
20
42
23.7
120.5
Yulin, and Douliou Area
5
4.9
 
5
 
8
1906
4
7
12
52
23.4
120.4
Yanshuei (鹽水) Harbor
 
5.3
1
63
Many precipices in Dapu (大埔) were broken out in July and August.
9
1906
4
14
3
18
23.4
120.4
Yanshuei Harbor
20
6.6
15
1794
It had another quake in 7:52, and had rifts, sand blasting and precipices
10
1908
1
11
11
35
23.7
121.4
In the vicinity of Wangrung (萬榮), Hualien county.
10
7.3
2
3
There were rifts, and precipices broken in Yuli (玉里舊稱璞石閣).
11
1909
4
15
3
54
25.0
121.5
In the vicinity of Taipei
80
7.3
9
122
 
12
1909
5
23
18
44
24.0
120.9
In the vicinity of Puli, Nantou County.
 
5.9
 
10
 
13
1909
11
21
15
36
24.4
121.8
In the vicinity of Dananao (大南澳)
20
7.3
 
14
 
14
1910
4
12
8
22
25.1
122.9
coastal waters of eastern Keelung
200
8.3
 
13
 
15
1913
1
8
6
50
24.0
121.6
In the vicinity of Hualien
 
6.4
 
2
Rifts
16
1916
8
28
15
27
24.0
121.0
Upriver of Zhoushui River(濁水溪)
45
6.8
16
614
Nantou earthquake series 14 houses were sunk.
17
1916
11
15
6
31
24.1
120.9
20 km southeast of Taichung
3
6.2
1
97
Nantou earthquake series
18
1917
1
5
0
55
24.0
121.0
In the vicinity of Puli
Shallow earthquake
6.2
54
130
Nantou earthquake series
19
1917
1
7
2
8
23.9
120.9
In the vicinity of puli
Shallow earthquake
5.5
 
187
Nantou earthquake series
20
1918
3
27
11
52
24.6
121.9
In the vicinity of Suao
 
6.2
 
 
 
21
1920
6
5
12
21
24.0
122.0
Coastal waters of eastern Hualien
20
8.3
5
273
 
22
1922
9
2
3
16
24.5
122.2
Coastal waters of Suao
20
7.6
5
14
 
23
1922
9
15
3
31
24.6
122.3
Coastal waters of Suao
20
7.2
 
24
 
24
1922
9
17
6
44
23.9
122.5
Coastal waters of east Hualien
 
6.0
 
6
 
25
1922
10
15
7
47
24.6
122.3
Coastal waters of Suao
20
5.9
6
 
 
26
1922
12
2
11
46
24.6
122.0
Coastal waters of Suao
 
6.0
1
1
 
27
1922
12
13
19
26
24.6
122.1
Coastal waters of Suao
 
5.5
 
 
 
28
1923
2
28
18
12
24.6
122.0
Coastal waters of Suao
 
 
 
1
 
29
1923
3
5
8
10
24.5
121.8
Coastal waters of Suao
 
 
 
1
 
30
1923
5
4
18
41
23.3
120.3
In the vicinity of Wusanto(烏山頭), Tainan
 
5.7
 
1
 
31
1923
9
29
14
51
22.8
121.1
In the vicinity of Taitung
 
5.5
 
1
 
32
1925
6
14
13
38
24.1
121.8
Estuary of  Leewu River (立霧河口)
20
5.6
 
 
 
33
1927
8
25
2
9
23.3
120.3
In the vicinity of Sinying(新營), Tainan
20
6.5
11
214
 
34
1930
12
8
16
01
23.3
120.4
In the vicinity of Sinying(新營), Tainan
20
6.1
4
49
165 houses were collapsed. Rifts and sand blasting are in Tsengwen(曾文) Area
35
1930
12
22
8
08
23.3
120.4
In the vicinity of Sinying(新營), Tainan
10
6.5
 
121
There are rifts and sand blasting in Tainan City. Many precipices in Sinying were broken out
36
1931
1
24
23
02
23.4
120.1
Midstream of Bazhang River(八掌溪)
20
5.6
 
 
There were some damages in the vicinity of Chiayi.。
37
1934
8
11
6
18
24.8
120.8
Outlet of Zhoushui river, Yilan
6.5
 
7
 
38
1935
4
21
6
02
24.4
120.8
In the vicinity of GuanDaoShan
5
7.1
3276
17907
Hsinchu-Taichung disastrous earthquake There were faults in Shihtan(獅潭), and Tuntzuchiao (屯子腳)
39
1935
5
5
7
02
24.5
120.8
In the vicinity of midstream of Houlung river(後龍溪),
10
6.0
 
28
Aftershocks of Hsinchu-Taichung disastrous earthquake were happened.
40
1935
5
30
3
43
24.1
120.8
Midstream of Dadu river(大肚溪),
20
5.6
 
2
Aftershocks of Hsinchu-Taichung disastrous earthquake were happened.
41
1935
6
7
10
51
24.2
120.5
In the vicinity of Wuchi(梧棲)
20
5.7
 
5
 
42
1935
7
17
0
19
24.6
120.7
Outlet of Houlung river
30
6.2
44
1734
Aftershocks of Hsinchu-Taichung disastrous earthquake were happened.
43
1935
9
4
9
38
22.5
121.5
northeast 50km, Taidung. In the vicinity of Lyudao(綠島)
20
7.2
 
 
 
44
1936
8
22
14
51
22.0
121.2
50km east of Hengchuen.
30
7.1
 
 
 
45
1939
11
7
11
53
24.4
120.8
In the vicinity of Jhuolan(卓蘭), Hsinchu county.
10
5.8
 
4
 
46
1941
12
17
3
19
23.4
120.5
10 km northeast of Chiayi City. In the vicinity of Chungpu.
12
7.1
358
4520
Chungpu (中埔) disastrous earthquake in Chiayi Area. There was a landslip in Caoling(草嶺)
47
1943
10
23
0
01
23.8
121.5
15km southwest of
5
6.2
1
1
There were 2 road rifts, and 7 wires broken.。
48
1943
11
3
0
51
24.0
121.8
15km southwest of Hualien
 
5.0
 
 
 
49
1943
11
24
5
51
24.0
121.7
5km east of Hualien
0
5.7
 
 
There were 78 chimneys damaged
50
1943
12
2
13
9
22.5
121.5
20kmsouth of Lyudao (綠島)
40
6.1
3
139
There were 36 precipices broken out.
51
1944
2
6
1
20
23.8
121.4
In the vicinity of Fenglin (鳳林), Hualien
5
6.4
 
2
There are several damaged at Shangtaihe(上太和), Baichuan(白川), in Hualien City
52
1946
12
5
6
47
23.1
120.3
In the vicinity of Sinhua (新化), Tainan
5
6.1
74
1954
Sinhua earthquake There were rifts, wire poles and railway distortion.
53
1951
10
22
5
34
23.9
121.7
15km east south-east of Hualien m
4
7.3
68
 
Rift Valley Earthquakes series Landslip and rifts, railway distortion
54
1951
10
22
11
29
24.1
121.7
30km east south-east of Hualien m
1
7.1
 
 
Rift Valley Earthquakes series
 
1951
10
22
13
43
23.9
122.0
 
18
7.1
  
  
Rift Valley Earthquakes series
 
1951
11
25
2
47
23.1
121.2
 
16
6.1
 
 
Rift Valley Earthquakes series
55
1951
11
25
2
50
23.2
121.4
30km north of Taidung
36
7.3
17
1016
Rift Valley Earthquakes series
56
1955
4
4
19
11
21.8
120.9
HengChuen
5
6.8
 
22
 
57
1957
2
24
4
26
23.8
121.8
Hualien
30
7.3
11
44
Landslip。
58
1957
10
20
2
28
23.7
121.5
Hualien
10
6.6
4
 
 
59
1959
4
27
4
41
24.1
123.0
Yonaguni (與那國)
150
7.7
1
9
 
60
1959
8
15
16
57
21.7
121.3
HengChuen
20
7.1
16*
1214*
Hengchuen earthquake
61
1959
8
17
16
25
22.3
121.2
35km of east south of Dawu (大武)
40
5.6
 
3
 
62
1959
8
18
8
34
22.1
121.7
98km east of Hengchuen
15
6.1
 
32
 
63
1959
9
25
10
37
22.1
121.2
50km east of Hengchuen
10
6.5
 
3
 
64
1963
2
13
16
50
24.4
122.1
50kmeast south south-east of Yilan
47
7.3
3*
6*
There is a landslide in Suhua Highway Landslip
65
1963
3
4
21
38
24.6
121.1
16km south south-east of Yilan
5
6.4
1
 
There are a moderate shock and a rift in Suao
66
1963
3
10
10
53
24.5
121.9
19km south south-east of Yilan
5
6.1
 
 
 
67
1964
1
18
20
4
23.2
120.6
43km east north-east of Tainan
18
6.3
106*
10924*
Baihe (白河) earthquake Rifts and sand blasting.
68
1964
2
17
13
50
23.2
120.6
50km east north of Tainan
10
5.9
 
422
Aftershock of Baihe earthquake was happened.
69
1965
5
18
1
19
22.5
120.8
26km west north-west of Dawu
21
6.5
 
21
There were earthquake sound in Penghu and Taitung.
70
1966
3
13
0
31
24.2
122.7
Hualien open sea
42
7.8
4*
24*
 
71
1967
10
25
8
59
24.4
122.1
58 km east south of Yilan
20
6.1
2*
21*
There was a landslip in Changcheun Bridge(長春橋), Hualein.
72
1972
1
25
10
07
22.5
122.3
120km east south of Taitung
33
7.3
1*
5*
 
73
1972
4
24
17
57
23.5
121.4
4km east south-east of Reishui(瑞穗), Hualein
15
6.9
5
50
Reishui strong shock
74
1978
12
23
19
23
23.3
122.1
81 km east north of Chengkung (成功)
4
6.8
2
 
 
75
1982
1
23
22
11
24.0
121.6
12km east south of Hualien
3
6.5
1
 
There are a landslide and rifts in Taipingshan(太平山), Yilan
76
1986
5
20
13
25
24.1
121.6
15km north west of Hualien
16
6.2
1*
 
There were landslides in Suhua and Central Cross-Island Highway Railway was distorted in North Link Line
77
1986
11
15
5
20
24.0
121.8
10km east north of Hualien
15
6.8
13*
37*
Railway breach and distortion in North Link Line. 2/3 houses at Huayang market collapsed in Zhonghe(中和)
78
1990
12
13
11
1
23.9
121.5
10km north of Hualien
3
6.5
2*
3*
There were landslides in Suhua and Central Cross-Island Highway. Many houses were damaged in some places.
79
1990
12
14
3
49
23.9
121.8
30kmeast south of Hualien
1
6.7
 
 
 
80
1991
3
12
14
4
23.2
120.1
In the vicinity of Chiali (佳里), Tainan
12.3
5.9
 
 
 
81
1992
4
20
2
32
23.8
121.6
15.1km south west of Hualien
8.1
5.6
 
 
There were landslide in Huadung Coast highway(花東海岸公路) and falling stone in Reikang Highway(瑞港公路)
82
1992
5
29
7
19
23.1
121.4
5.0km north of Chengkung
13.7
5.4
 
 
The walls in Fuli(富里), Hualien were damaged. Industrial road was breached
83
1993
12
16
5
49
23.2
120.5
10.0 km west South-west of Dapu (大埔)
12.5
5.7
 
 
Dapu earthquake. Houses in Dapu were damaged and foundations of houses were broken.
84
1994
6
5
9
9
24.4
121.8
34.8km south of Yilan
5.3
6.2
1*
1*
Nanao earthquake There was a landslide in Suhua Highway and a breach in Central Cross-Island Highway. Also, roads In Nanfangao(南方澳) had rifts. 25 houses were collapsed, 1person killed and 2 people injured by earthquake.
85
1995
2
23
13
19
24.2
121.7
26km north west of Hualien
21.7
5.8
2*
 
There were falling stone hit tour bus in Central Cross-Island Highway.
86
1995
6
25
14
59
24.6
121.7
19km west west-south of Yilan
40
6.5
1*
6*
Niudoua earthquake(牛鬥地震) Some houses were fallen down at valley in Baichi village(白雞山莊), Sanshia(三峽)
87
1998
7
17
12
51
23.5
120.7
14. km west of Mt. Ali
3
6.2
5*
18*
Chiayi Reili (瑞里) Earthquake. Reili hotel was seriously damaged. Many of Roads and railways were breached. Some of houses in Chiayi-Tainan Area were collapsed.
88
1999
9
21
1
47
23.9
120.8
9km west of Sun Moon lake
8
7.3
2415*
51711*
The largest earthquake in Taiwan in 20 century. Chelungpu fault (車籠埔斷層)was moved up to 80 km. There were some large disasters in Taichung and Nantou (ChiChi Earthquake)(集集大地震)
89
1999
10
22
10
19
23.5
120.4
2.5km west north of Chiayi City
12.1
6.4
 
7*
Chiayi Earthquake
90
2000
5
17
11
25
24.2
121.1
40.8km north east of Sun Moon Lake
3
5.3
3*
 
Falling stone in Central Cross-Island Highway and Puwu Highway (埔霧公路).
91
2000
6
11
2
23
23.9
121.1
47.4km north  of Mt. Jade
10.2
6.7
2*
 
Falling stone in Central Cross-Island Highway and Puwu Highway (埔霧公路).