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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?