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Earthquake Watch - Taiwan (General)

by dulan drift, Thursday, February 22, 2018, 22:03 (480 days ago) @ dan

Following on from an earlier discussion, here's an interesting article on CWB's effort to control the information relating to earthquake warnings, specifically in the face of the mounting public pressure they faced to release data from the Magnetic Anomaly Signal map (which was subsequently released)

According to the head of CWB, Lin Po-yu:

"The Meteorological Act stipulates that the Bureau is the only agency authorized to publicly forecast or issue alerts on weather, earthquakes or marine weather, Lin said, adding that weather forecasting agencies in the military and Civil Aeronautics Administration are exempt,

As such, people who use observation data to make predictions about earthquakes could face a fine of NT$200,000 to NT$1 million (US$6,839 to US$34,194), Lin said."

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