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Taiwan Formosa China 1935 Earthquake Old Postcard Qingshui Street Refugees 清水街難民Vintage Old Postcard. China Taiwan Formosa, Taiwanese. Ethnic Life. Disaster Disasters. 1935 Shinchiku-Taichū Earthquake. Victims. Refugees. Qingshui Street. Women and Children. Hats. Baskets, Bucket. Kettle. Native houses in background. 臺灣 1935年 新竹－台中地震 清水街之難民.
Background: 1935年 新竹－台中地震, 又名關刀山地震, 后里大地震、清水大地震、屯子腳大地震或墩仔腳大地震. The 1935 Shinchiku-Taichū earthquake occurred with a Richter magnitude of 7.1 (7.0 Mw) in April 1935 with its epicenter in Shinchiku Prefecture, Japanese Taiwan (modern day Taichung). It was the deadliest earthquake in Taiwan's recorded history, claiming 3,276 lives and causing extensive damage. 12 seconds after the mainshock, an aftershock of ML 6.0 occurred, centered on Gabi Village (present-day Emei Township, Hsinchu County).
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