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Research article
15 May 2023
Research article |  | 15 May 2023

Spatiotemporal seismicity pattern of the Taiwan orogen

Yi-Ying Wen, Chien-Chih Chen, Strong Wen, and Wei-Tsen Lu

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Cited articles

Central Weather Bureau:, last access: March 2022. 
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Knowing the spatiotemporal seismicity patterns prior to impending large earthquakes might help earthquake hazard assessment. Several recent moderate earthquakes occurred in the various regions of Taiwan, which help to further investigate the spatiotemporal seismic pattern related to the regional tectonic stress. We should pay attention when a seismicity decrease of 2.5 < M < 4.5 events around the southern Central Range or an accelerating seismicity of 3 < M < 5 events appears in central Taiwan.
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