Soil liquefaction database goes online

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/14
By: Huang Chiao-wen, Tai Ya-chen, Chen Chun-hua, You Kai-hsiang, Wei Shu and Y.F. Low

Taipei, March 14 (CNA) A government database of some areas in Taiwan that are prone to soil liquefaction officially went online Monday.

The database, located at, covers Taipei, 201603140016t0001New Taipei, Yilan County, Hsinchu County, Hsinchu City, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung County.

Residents in these areas can access the site via computer or smartphone and then key in their address to check if their homes are in soil liquefaction-prone areas that are likely to suffer serious damage in a major earthquake.

Different colors are used to represent different levels of vulnerability, with green representing low vulnerability, yellow representing medium vulnerability and red representing high vulnerability.     [FULL  STORY]

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