Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Strong 6.0 earthquake struck central Taiwan

I was reading about the 6.0 earthquake that jolted Taiwan this morning when my PC had a jolt itself and quit on me. The IT personnel had it checked and got it up and running again. Apparently it was a small glitch about hard drive clutter. Thank goodness!

I am always grateful that I don't have to know about how to clean hard drive, for instance, or about fixing other computer issues having an efficient IT department inhouse.

Back to the earthquake, here is an image from The Star that shows the earthquake's location.

It was reported that the strong earthquake shook buildings in Taipei, injuring at least 19 people, mostly from falling objects. A 72-year-old woman became the first known fatality from the quake. It was reported that a temple wall she was standing next to collapsed and crushed her. This happened in the rural county of Nantou,

High speed rail service has been suspended pending safety checks while the metro system in the capital Taipei was also temporarily suspended. The quake’s depth was a relatively shallow 15 kilometers (9 miles).

Many buildings in Taipei swayed. School children in Nantou were seen on tv fleeing from their classrooms during the quake. Nantou county was the epicentre of a 7.6-magnitude quake in September 1999 that killed around 2,400 people in the deadliest natural disaster in the island's recent history.

Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes

Source: The Star


  1. Yeah pc often get 'jammed' & cluttered over the years. tQ for the link, Bananaz is using CCleaner being quite helpful sweeping all the 'rubbish'. Oh-uh another 'big earth shake'.

  2. Oh lucky your PC's condition is not serious. Earthquake is scary!