The 2010 Kaohsiung Earthquakes measuring 6.4, and 6.7 ML occurred on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 8:20 a.m. local time. The epicenter was located in the mountainous area of Kaohsiung County (now part of Kaohsiung City) of the southwestern Taiwan. It was the most powerful earthquake in Kaohsiung since 1900. The earthquake did not cause any deaths, but 96 people were injured.
545,066 houses on the island suffered a power outage. A bridge which connects Kaohsiung and Pingtung was blocked since it sunk after the quake. Some trains of THSR were disrupted, and one was de-railed while in an emergency braking. 340 buildings of several schools had damaged by the quake. A religious building and some old structures collapsed.
A fire, which costs about 100 million TWD, occurred at a factory of the Everest Textile Co., Ltd (宏遠興業) in Tainan County (now part of Tainan City), The quake also caused around 1 billion NTD in losses to several manufacturers in a high-tech industrial park.