The M6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan on February 5 has caused severe damage and collapse of several tall concrete buildings in Tainan, resulting in many casualties. Refer to the USGS summary for more information.
Over the weekend PEER has reached out to PEER institutions, industry partners, and colleague organizations, some who are in the effected area. Preliminary reports state that retrofitted school buildings performed well. The high speed rail system had some damage in the power transmission system but recovered quickly. The situation is in flux, and there may be things that can be learned about site effects, structures, and infrastructure performance.
Refer to the Earthquake Briefings page for more information and resources.
PEER will continue to monitor the situation and determine appropriate actions. For inquiries please contact Grace Kang, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.