|| Chi-Chi, Taiwan Earthquake, September 21, 1999
|| On September 21, 1999, at 1:47 AM local time, a magnitude MW 7.6 earthquake
was felt throughout the island of Taiwan. A five county area, including the city of
Taichung, experienced the greatest number of casualties and most severe damage. 2,405
deaths and 10,718 injuries were reported. As many as 82,000 housing units were damaged
or destroyed, resulting in nearly 600,000 people being temporarily or permanently
displaced from their homes.