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Chipmakers report minimal disruptions from Taiwan earthquake

April 4, 2024


Taiwan’s vital tech manufacturing industry so far appears to have escaped major damage following the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Taiwan on Wednesday morning, triggering landslides and downing buildings.

The earthquake was centered near the coastal town of Hualien, which is about 100 miles from the capital city of Taipei. It was the strongest earthquake to hit Taiwan in 25 years and has resulted in 10 deaths so far. Taiwan’s Central Weather Administration agency said the quake could be felt across the entire island, and there have been hundreds of aftershocks, several registering a magnitude of more than 6.0, following the initial quake. CNN reports that aftershocks as strong as magnitude 7 are expected in the coming days.

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