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 http://www.moeacgs.gov.tw/2016.htm, covers Taipei, New 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]