ERA special section on the 2024 M 7.3 Hualien Earthquake in Eastern Taiwan, China

Published 10 April, 2024

A major magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the eastern coast of Taiwan, China on April 3, 2024, marking the most powerful earthquake to hit the island since the 1999 magnitude 7.6 Chi-Chi earthquake. To date, the mainshock has claimed more than 10 lives and left more than 1,000 injured. Following the initial quake, a series of aftershocks ensued, with the largest registering at a magnitude of 6.4. Additionally, it triggered a minor local tsunami, several landslides and other associated hazards.

The Journal of Earthquake Research Advances is announcing a special call for papers related to the recent seismic event and the associated hazards. Authors are invited to submit original research articles, review papers, case studies and technical notes that investigate various aspects of the Hualien earthquake, including but not limited to:

  • Analysis of seismological or geodetic recordings of the earthquake sequence
  • Investigations of geological setting and tectonic environment of the sequence
  • Strong ground motions and theireffects on built environment
  • Earthquake early warning, emergency response and recovery efforts
  • Building and infrastructure damage and seismic vulnerability
  • Tsunami, landslides,and other earthquake-triggered geological hazards

Contributions from diverse disciplines within the field of earthquake science are welcome, including seismology, geology, geophysics, earthquake engineering and disaster management.

Guest editors for this focus section are:

Baoshan Wang

University of Science and Technology of China

Yong Zhou

South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Qingyu Wang

Université Grenoble Alpes

Lingyuan Meng

China Earthquake Networks Center

Zhe Qu

Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024 (early submissions are encouraged and will be processed immediately after the submission)

Published Issue: ERA “Hualien Focus Section”

Submit manuscripts via ERA at Editorial Manager® using the Special Section:

 “ERA special section on the 2024 M 7.3 Hualien Earthquake in Eastern Taiwan, China”. Detailed instructions on how to prepare an ERA manuscript can be found at Guide for Authors | Earthquake Research Advances (

Articles accepted to the ERA Focus Section on the Hualien Earthquake will be published online ahead of print.


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