This release can be found in the USGS Newsroom at:

USGS main page

News Release

September 5, 1996
Rebecca Phipps 703-648-4460

Taiwan Earthquake

Bookmark and Share

A preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred on Taiwan, Thurs., Sept. 5, 1996, at 7:42 p.m. EDT (7:42 a.m., Sept. 6, local time on Taiwan).

The earthquake occurred about 50 miles southeast of Tai-Tung, a city on Tiawan.

The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Subscribe to receive the latest USGS news releases.

**** ****

Links and contacts within this release are valid at the time of publication.

Bookmark and Share