Scientists from Academia Sinica (Taiwan) and the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) have published a study in Science Advances, using a technique developed at EOS for discerning the strength of rocks in Earth’s continental lower crust.
A magnitude-7.2 deep earthquake occurred offshore northeastern Taiwan on 31 May 2016. This is the second significant quake to have struck northern Taiwan this month, and it was powerful enough to generate strong ground motion throughout the whole of northern Taiwan.
A magnitude-5.6 earthquake occurred offshore Ilan in northeastern Taiwan on 12 May 2016. According to the United States Geological Survey, this is the second significant quake to have struck Taiwan this year.