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After Taiwan Quake, Failed Drug-Sniffing Dog Becomes a Star

Search and rescue dog Roger was 'too friendly' for narcotics unit

(Newser) - Numerous dogs have taken part in search and rescue operations in the aftermath of last week's massive earthquake in Taiwan but a Labrador retriever named Roger has been getting the most attention—and it's partly because of his former career. His handler, Lee Hsin Hung, tells the New ...

That This Building Didn't Fall Is a Testament to Taiwan

Country's earthquake preparedness likely contributed to its low death toll

(Newser) - In the wake of Thursday's magnitude-7.4 earthquake in Taiwan, "the precariously leaning 10-story Uranus Building quickly became a symbol of the tragedy," reports Nikkei Asia . But the fact that it's standing at all is a sign of just how well prepared the country was for...

Dozens Missing, Hundreds Trapped After Taiwan Quake

But death toll is far lower than in 1999 quake

(Newser) - Dozens of people are missing and hundreds are trapped or stranded in the aftermath of Taiwan's most powerful earthquake since 1999. Most of the stranded people are employees and guests at the remote Silks Place Taroko hotel, the BBC reports. Authorities are working to repair roads to the area....

Massive Quake Hits Taiwan, Causes Tsunami
Taiwan Hit by
Most Powerful
Quake in 25 Years

Taiwan Hit by Most Powerful Quake in 25 Years

9 dead, hundreds wounded as quake collapsed buildings in eastern city

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in an eastern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands. It was the island's most powerful quake in 25 years.
  • Taiwan's earthquake monitoring agency gave the magnitude as 7.2

Taiwan Quake Traps Tourists, Derails Train
6.8 Earthquake Shakes Taiwan

6.8 Earthquake Shakes Taiwan

Train derails, 400 tourists are trapped on mountain

(Newser) - A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks. One person died, and nine people had minor injuries, Taiwan's Emergency Operations Center...

Strong Quake Kills 1, Injures 19 in Taiwan

6.1 quake shakes island

(Newser) - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck central Taiwan, killing at least one person and injuring 19 as it damaged buildings on the quake-prone island. Buildings swayed in the capital, Taipei, and sections of the country's high-speed rail service were suspended to be inspected for damage. Emergency officials said...

6.4 Quake Rocks Taiwan
 6.4 Quake Rocks Taiwan 

6.4 Quake Rocks Taiwan

12 injured in Kaohsiung quake

(Newser) - A strong earthquake jolted southern Taiwan this morning, causing widespread damage, at least a dozen injuries, and serious disruption to transportation and communications. The 6.4 quake was the largest to hit the Kaohsiung region in over a century, AP reports. At least 15 aftershocks followed within hours. Experts say...

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