Initial reports from the companies in southern Taiwan indicate no impact from earthquake

Rebecca Kuo, Tainan; Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES Asia 0


Following the strong earthquake that hit Taiwan early on April 3, the Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau stated that the park registered a seismic intensity of level 4, while the Science Park in Kaohsiung was level 3. Initial reports from companies indicate no immediate impact.

The bureau cited seismometer readings from the Science Park in Tainan, which measured 37.17 Gal, and the Kaohsiung Park, which measured 19.32 Gal. As for the companies' seismic meters, the Innolux B factory in Tainan recorded 40.00 Gal, TSMC Fab 18 recorded 32.40 Gal, and AU Optronics recorded 51.20 Gal. In the Kaohsiung park, the Innolux F factory recorded 18.20 Gal.

The Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau emphasized that there have been no reported impacts from companies in the park.

According to Innolux's statement, the company promptly executed its safety protocols, ensuring the immediate confirmation of personnel safety in the factory area. As a precautionary measure, some areas of the factory were evacuated, guaranteeing the safety of all personnel.

Furthermore, specific machines in the factory were automatically shut down. Bloomberg reported that TSMC spokesperson Nina Kao confirmed the evacuation of staff from certain factory areas.