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The Devastating Impact of Earthquakes on Taiwan: A Look at the Latest Natural Disaster in Kaohsiung City

Taiwan has a long history of devastating earthquakes, with the Hsinchu Taichung earthquake in 1935 being one of the deadliest. This earthquake resulted in over 3,200 deaths and had a magnitude of 7.1. In recent years, Taiwan has experienced two more catastrophic earthquakes: one in 1999 that claimed the lives of more than 2,400 people and another in 2016 that caused a 17-story building to collapse in Tainan, killing at least 116 people.

On Wednesday, Taiwan was struck by its strongest earthquake since the deadly tremor in 1999. Over 100,000 houses were damaged or destroyed as a result of this natural disaster. The epicenter of the earthquake was located on the island’s west coast near Kaohsiung City. Although there were no immediate reports of casualties, it is believed that thousands of individuals were injured and many homes were destroyed.

The Hsinchu Taichung earthquake was considered one of the deadliest natural disasters in the world due to its high death toll and extensive destruction it caused. Similarly, the recent earthquake near Kaohsiung City was also devastating and could be compared to other catastrophic events that have occurred on this island nation. Despite advances in technology and preparedness measures for such events, Taiwan remains vulnerable to natural disasters like these which can cause widespread damage and loss of life within seconds.

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