Taiwan quake - 6.4 Taiwan quake - 6.4 JAE (Structural) (OP) 6 Feb 18 19:16 A hotel collapsed - don't see any video of the actual collapse - just a lot from post-event images. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CQrzj0Ptuc Check out Eng-Tips Forum's Policies here: FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies RE: Taiwan quake - 6.4 bimr (Civil/Environmental) 6 Feb 18 20:44 A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan just before midnight Tuesday local time, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was centered in the East China Sea about 21 kilometers north-northeast of Hualien City Taiwan just finished cleaning up the last mag 6.4 quake: At 03:57 local time on 6 February 2016 (19:57 5 February UTC), an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.4 struck 28 km (17 mi) northeast of Pingtung City in southern Taiwan, in the Meinong District of Kaohsiung. http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=403211 RE: Taiwan quake - 6.4 msquared48 (Structural) 7 Feb 18 00:14 Too many investors in the hotel watching their stocks roll over... Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA) RE: Taiwan quake - 6.4 ornerynorsk (Industrial) 7 Feb 18 15:37 I read one article citing liquefaction for the extreme tilting and overturning of some buildings. I hope the folks involved with Millenium Tower in SanFran are taking notice. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all. RE: Taiwan quake - 6.4 epoxybot (Structural) 8 Feb 18 20:14 The Marshall Hotel is said to have collapsed through the basement, though they have rescued someone who was trapped in the basement. The building appears to have had some soft story retrofit work done but obviously not nearly enough. Here is an older photo from Trip Advisor: The retrofitted version: Link Quake damage: Link Link RE: Taiwan quake - 6.4 bimr (Civil/Environmental) 9 Feb 18 18:16 Its like groundhog day with the earthquakes in Taiwan. It is obvious that Taiwan is susceptible to earthquakes and soil liquefaction. Is the government and building codes at fault or are the contractors corrupt? RE: Taiwan quake - 6.4 VE1BLL (Military) 11 Feb 18 14:28 On a BBC report, it was mentioned that the buildings involved are typically about 30 years old. Newer buildings presumably fare better, but I've not confirmed this assumption.