There have been two earthquakes in Taiwan: there is destruction, but the semi-conductor production has survived

There have been two earthquakes in Taiwan: there is destruction, but the semi-conductor production h

Taiwan has experienced two earthquakes in the past two days with a magnitude of 5.9 to 6.8 on the Richter scale. The epicenters are located in the eastern and south-eastern parts of the island, respectively, and even though bridges and roads have been destroyed in their immediate vicinity, infrastructure has not been damaged associated with the production of semi-conductor products; local enterprises can continue their production without interruption.

According to UMC's financial director Chi-Tun Liu, some of the company's production lines were automatically shut down at the time of the underground shocks, but they had returned to normal working hours this morning, and such accidents could generally result in some of the processed products becoming unusable for further use, but producers are not in a hurry to report damage.

Representatives of the Taiwan Ministry of Economy, located in Xinchu, Taichsun and Tynan, have not suffered much damage, and there has been no interruption in the supply of water and electricity, which is critical to their continued operation. TSMC, Mikron Taiwan, Siliconware and AOU have stated that there has been no earthquake damage. Following the devastating natural disaster of 1999, Taiwan authorities have imposed special requirements on the island's seismic resistance — they must withstand magnetic shocks up to six Richter scale points.