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Monday, February 8, 2016
More rescued from Tainan buildings
At least 10 more survivors were rescued Sunday from the rubble of the Tainan buildings felled by the deadly earthquake that hit Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday.
As rescue efforts for the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that hit Southern Taiwan on Saturday continue on, both central and local government leaders have begun preparations to rebuild disaster-stricken areas.
Transactions of commercial property in Taiwan in 2015 fell to a seven-year low at a time when the local economy was slowing down, according to a recent research report.
The cooking oil cans found inside the pillars of a residential complex that collapsed in Tainan during an earthquake Saturday were there for aesthetic purposes and may not have been the cause of the collapse, a structural engineer has said.
People traveling over the Chinese New Year holiday to areas where measles are prevalent should take precautions and receive proper vaccine prior to their trip, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
HSR service resumes after hiccups
Taiwan's high-speed rail service between Taichung in Central Taiwan and Zuoying, Kaohsiung in the south resumed at 6 p.m. Sunday, hours after the original scheduled resumption time.
More than half of Taiwanese say they feel money is tight and they may not have enough funds before the Chinese New Year holiday, according to a survey conducted recently by yes123, an online recruiting agency.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Death toll rises to 23 in southern Taiwan earthquake
The death toll in the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit southern Taiwan early Saturday morning had climbed to 23 as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, with 121 still unaccounted for, while 282 had been rescued, according to statistics by the Tainan City government.
U.S. State Department, lawmakers send condolences over Taiwan quake
The U.S. State Department and several U.S. congressmen Saturday sent condolences to the victims of a deadly earthquake hitting southern Taiwan earlier in the day.
[Update: Feb. 7] Earthquake rattles south, at least 18 dead
Most of Taiwan was rudely awoken at 3:57 a.m. Saturday by a Central Weather Bureau- (CWB) reported magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered in the island's southern region that collapsed buildings and killed at least 18 while injuring 505, according to figures released by the central disaster response authorities on early Sunday. 152 were still unaccounted for.
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