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Disastrous shocks

Disastrous shocks
 

In this atlas, we collect 448 photos and pictures which was taken from top 10 disastrous earthquakes in Taiwan during 1898 ~ 1997 when we have had monitoring system. And, top 10 disastrous earthquake are:

1904/11/06 1906/03/17 1916/08/28 1935/04/21 1941/12/17
Douliou Earthquake Meishan Earthquake Nantou Earthquakes series Hsinchu – Taichung Earthquake Chungpu Earthquake
1946/12/05 1951/10/22 1959/08/15 1964/01/18 1986/11/15
Shinhua Earthquake Rift Valley Earthquakes series Hengchuen Earthquake Baihe Earthquake Hualien Earthquake
 
Disastrous shocks

Taiwan is in circum-Pacific seismic belt, has frequent earthquakes, and loses lots of lives and fortunes. To understand history and features on earthquake, we try collecting and arranging the photos and materials to build a data base to be a basic reference for another searches.

This atlas was sponsored by Central Weather Bureau (no. CWB87-2E-16) and Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica. It has 300 pages, and it is printed on coated paper. If you want to buy one please call services unit,

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No Name of earthquake Date/time
(120oE)
Position of Epicenter Focal depth
(Kilometer)
Magnitude
(ML)
North latitude(N) East longitude(E)
1 Douliou Earthquake 1904/11/06
04:25
120.250 7.0 6.1
2 Meishan Earthquake 1906/03/17
06:43
23.550 120.450 6.0 7.1
3 Nantou Earthquakes series 1916/08/28
15:27
24.000 121.025 45.0 6.8
1916/11/15
06:31
24.100 120.875 3.0 6.2
1917/01/05
00:55
24.000 120.975 很淺 6.2
1917/01/07
02:08
23.950 120.975 很淺 5.5
4 Hsinchu – Taichung Earthquake 1935/04/21
06:02
24.350 120.817 5.0 7.1
5 Chungpu Earthquake 1941/12/17
03:19
23.400 120.475 12.0 7.1
6 Shinhua Earthquake 1946/12/05
06:47
23.070 120.330 5.0 6.1
7 Rift Valley Earthquakes series 1951/10/22
05:34
23.875 121.725 4.0 7.3
1951/10/22
11:29
24.075 121.725 1.0 7.1
1951/10/22
13:43
23.825 121.950 18.0 7.1
1951/11/25
02:47
23.100 121.225 16.0 6.1
1951/11/25
02:50
23.275 121.350 36.0 7.3
8 Hengchuen Earthquake 1959/08/15
16:57
21.700 121.300 20.0 7.1
9 Baihe Earthquake 1964/01/18
20:04
23.200 120.600 18.0 6.3
10 Hualien Earthquake 1986/11/15
05:20
23.992 121.833 15.0 6.8
The positions of epicenter are cited by results of researches and reports, for example: Douliou Earthquake in 1904 was cited by Y. T. Yeh (1997), Meishan Earthquake in 1916 was cited by S. N. Tzeng (1997), Hsinchu – Taichung Earthquakes series was cited by Taipei Seismic station (1936) and M. T. Shiu (1989), Chungpu Earthquake in 1941 was cited by S. N. Tzeng (1996), Shinhua Earthquake in 1946 was cited by S. N. Tzeng (1995) and Y. T. Yeh (1989), Rifts Valley Earthquakes Series in was cited by Cheng et al.(1996) and S. N. Tzeng (1997), Hengchuen Earthquake in 1959 and Baihe Earthquakes was cited by M. T. Shiu (1980) and S. N. Tzeng & Y. T. Yeh (1989), Hualien Earthquake in 1986was cited by TTSN. Magnitudes of all earthquakes are change from Y. T. Yeh (1995) to Richter scale (Near-seismic Scale).