Significant Earthquake in Taiwan Poses Risks to Global Tech Supply Chain

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Gents, you know the drill. Incoming high prices on all tech. Now, on another train of thoughts, what a terrible disaster. Feel sorry for those people suffering the aftermath.
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Reports say there has been 7 dead confirmed so far. Let's hope it stops here.
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Horus-Anhur:

Reports say there has been 7 dead confirmed so far. Let's hope it stops here.
While that is unfortunate, that's actually a remarkably good outcome for how intense that earthquake was and the population density. Its so low of a casualty count that it gets me to wonder if those people died from secondary effects (like an accident caused by the power going out). I'm not at all trying to make light of those lost lives, it's just impressive to me how well thought out Taiwan's build codes and infrastructure are. The fact TSMC was only down for 6 hours is also remarkable to me. Talk about a well-oiled machine.
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schmidtbag:

While that is unfortunate, that's actually a remarkably good outcome for how intense that earthquake was and the population density. Its so low of a casualty count that it gets me to wonder if those people died from secondary effects (like an accident caused by the power going out). I'm not at all trying to make light of those lost lives, it's just impressive to me how well thought out Taiwan's build codes and infrastructure are. The fact TSMC was only down for 6 hours is also remarkable to me. Talk about a well-oiled machine.
Modern civil engineering is impressive stuff.
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I was in a scale 7 earthquake a few years ago. I've never been so scared in my life. You feel like the world is about to end.
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what no tsunami/flood?
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schmidtbag:

While that is unfortunate, that's actually a remarkably good outcome for how intense that earthquake was and the population density. Its so low of a casualty count that it gets me to wonder if those people died from secondary effects (like an accident caused by the power going out). I'm not at all trying to make light of those lost lives, it's just impressive to me how well thought out Taiwan's build codes and infrastructure are. The fact TSMC was only down for 6 hours is also remarkable to me. Talk about a well-oiled machine.
Horus-Anhur:

Modern civil engineering is impressive stuff.
Also, frequent drills of the general population, I believe. They really try to be sensible about earthquakes in every way they can think of, much like the Japanese seem to be.
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Gave me a little scare. Aftershocks lasted for days.
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Horus-Anhur:

Modern civil engineering is impressive stuff.
Remember the earthquake in Southern Turkey, how many died due to poor building construction. An entire hotel collapsed as the owner had made many unauthorised changes to the building.
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Makes you wonder if having all the essential semiconductor stuff in one place is a good idea... ...especially when that place is prone to earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons (maybe), invasion by the Chinese communists...