By: Tsai Peng-min and William Yen
Taipei, March 25 (CNA) Over 1,000 square kilometers of land have been added to an online government database of areas prone to soil liquefaction, according to a statement issued Monday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The statement, issued by the MOEA’s Central Geological Survey, includes information on up to 1,667.6 sq. km of land in northern Tainan, northern and southern Kaohsiung, the Hengchun plain in Pingtung and Hualien County.
The database went online March 14, 2016 and was previously updated Dec. 16 that year to cover Taipei, New Taipei, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Taichung, Changhua County, Yunlin County, Chiayi City, Chiayi County, parts of Tainan, parts of Kaohsiung, Pingtung County and Yilan County, according to the statement.
After the most recent update, the database now covers soil liquefaction information on a total of some 7,900 sq. km., the statement said. [FULL STORY]