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Earthquake in Eastern Taiwan Causes Damage to Taroko National Park on April 3, 2024

  • Updated:2024-04-03
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A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Taiwan on April 3, 2024, at 7:58 a.m. local time. The earthquake was felt strongly in Hualien County, with a maximum intensity of 6 seismic scale at Heping, Hualien. The earthquake also caused shaking in Yilan County, with a maximum intensity of 5.

 

The earthquake caused significant damage to several trails in Taroko National Park. Several visitors were injured on the trails.

 

To ensure the safety of visitors, Taroko National Park will be closed from April 3 to April 7, 2024. All trails and visitor centers will be closed during this time.

 

Park staff will continue to assess the damage and make repairs to the trails and roads. The park will reopen once it is safe for visitors.

 

Taroko National Park urges visitors to be aware of the risks of earthquakes and to avoid visiting areas that have been damaged.