Monday, June 18, 2012

Earthquakes and Typhoons Strike(d) Taiwan!

     Japan just had a 6.5 magnitude earthquake which happened a few hours ago. But there were more than 40 superfacial earthquakes that occured in the Hualien area on the east coast in the past 2-3 days. The director of the weather bureau warned local people to be prepared for the chance of a magnitude earthquake of 6 to 7 to strike Taiwan in the near future. ""東部地區最近地



==> 6/18 update: I read about earthquakes news today and a lady who works at the weather bureau said these earthquakes were aftershocks. So people shouldn't worry too much about these aftershocks. However, travelers should still be careful about the unstable rocks which were caused by the earthquake's and rain in the mountain areas.  
     As I wrote this article in the States, there were 10 earthquakes that happened again in Hualien. Below is the earthquake information which occured on the 17 and 18th of June.
     Another threat is two typhoons which are near Taiwan. Typhoon Talim is predicted to strike Taiwan and Typhoon Guchol will pass by Taiwan. But the effect of these two typhoons will bring torrential rain to Taiwan. So if you are in Taiwan, please be aware of  the weather situation and avoid for outdoor activities in the mountain areas and be careful for the floods and landslides.  

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