In 1935, Taiwan experienced its deadliest earthquake near the west coast of the island, resulting in the deaths of over 3,200 people. This earthquake, known as the Hsinchu Taichung earthquake, had a magnitude of 7.1 and was considered one of the world’s deadliest natural disasters. More than 12,000 people were injured and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed as a result.

In recent years, Taiwan has been hit by several devastating earthquakes. On Wednesday, the country was hit by its worst earthquake since 1999 when a 7.6-magnitude quake hit central Taiwan, killing more than 2,400 people. Over 100,000 houses were damaged or destroyed in what was considered one of the most catastrophic earthquakes in the island’s history.

In 2016, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan caused the collapse of a 17-story building in Tainan city resulting in at least 116 deaths. The epicenter of this earthquake was located in central mountain range and Tainan is one of hardest hit areas due to it’s location on this range which makes it more prone to strong seismic activities

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