A strong earthquake hit Taiwan on Wednesday, but appears to have caused little disruption to the Island’s IT manufacturing operations.
However, the country should brace itself for further powerful shocks over the coming month, scientists warned.
The 6.6-point quake hit the eastern county of Taitung, causing landslides and damaging roads and bridges.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company said operations at its Fab 6 in Tainan Science Park had been temporarily disrupted, but that following an equipment check, production was back to normal.
UMC said some tools at its Fab 12 in Tainan shut down automatically, but that production quickly resumed.
Wednesday’s main quake was followed by a series of shocks up to 5 points. Scientists said quakes of more than 5 points could be expected in the Taitung region at any time over the next month.
This article is based on material originally produced by ComputerWire.