Taiwan earthquake magnitude 7.4

TSMC, the world’s biggest maker of advanced semiconductors, said all personnel are safe after the morning earthquake, and that those evacuated from its factories were beginning to return to work. The company said it had suspended work at construction sites for the day and would resume work only after further inspection.



Taipower said on its website that its two nuclear power stations were not affected by the earthquakes and aftershocks.

Taiwan’s Nuclear No.3 plant is running normally and both units at the plant are running at around a 99% rate, according to state-owned utility Taipower’s update at 11:50am local time on 3 April. Taipower has estimated the maximum power supply capacity today would be 42.63GW and power supply is abundant.