Access Road to Chishang Villages Damaged 池上慶豐村.大坡村交界 產業道路龜裂

Recovery and cleanup operations were ongoing today after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Taitung. The epicenter was in Chishang Township, 42.7 kilometers from Taitung County Hall. The quake damaged access roads and schools while shifting walls and drainage ditches.


This road, which connects Chishang Township's Qingfeng Village and Dapo Village to the outside world, was heavily damaged by the earthquake. The country road is used by around 150 people every day. The road is not useable right now with cracks that are 10 centimeters wide and close to 30 centimeters deep.

The township office says it will repair higher-use roads first. The earthquakes not only damaged local roads, but shifted one drainage ditch 10 centimeters. Tapo Elementary School sustained major structural damage, with ceilings collapsing and staircases shifting. School equipment was also damaged and some doors can't be opened. Classes were suspended on the 19th, but many teachers headed to the school to help clean up.

Huang Pei-chun, Principal, Tapo Elementary School: “Classroom cabinets fell down, damaging computers and monitors. Our kindergarten also sustained a great deal of structural damage, but we feel lucky yesterday was a Sunday (and no one was around).”

This playground slide, which happens to sit on the boundary of the Philippine Sea Plate and Eurasian Plate, moves every time there is an earthquake.

Hsu Huang-jung, Member, Chihshang Cultural Explanation Association: “You can't really tell. (You can't tell?) We have to wait for the experts.”

One local guide says the slide doesn't seem to have moved much this time but its movement will be assessed by experts. Aftershocks are hitting the area hard, with teachers rushing out of classrooms every time one hits to avoid being hit by falling objects.

 

 

 

怪手一早來到震損的產業道路,柏油路面龜裂、隆起。這條路位在台東池上鄉慶豐村與大坡村交界處,是兩村重要聯外道路,為了不影響交通趕緊派人修復。這一條鄉間道路每天大概會有150人進出,但是昨天的地震造成路面明顯的隆起,道路跟道路之間的寬度被拉扯約有10公分,深度將近有30公分的位移。

公所表示道路毀損的部分,會先修復使用頻率高的道路,但18日下午的強震,也讓馬路旁排水溝牆壁出現10公分的位移。另外,池上鄉內也有校舍毀損,大坡國小在17日強震沒異狀,18日這起6.8強震卻把教室天花板的輕鋼架震掉,燈管碎裂在地面,校長慶幸強震是在假日,否則恐怕會有學生受傷。學校樓梯也出現位移,音樂教室裡的樂器也東倒西歪,連門都打不開,雖然19日停班停課,許多老師家裡也因為地震相當凌亂,還是選擇先到校整理環境。

台東池上鄉大坡國小校長黃培竣說:「教室裡的電腦螢幕還有一些櫃體,幾乎都倒塌壞損的狀況,那剛剛也看到我們幼兒園,它的天花板輕鋼架也掉落,所幸是昨天剛好是假日。」

而大坡國小校內這座溜滑梯,因地處於菲律賓海板塊與歐亞大陸板塊交界,幾乎每年都會出現位移狀況,18日強震後,也有當地解說員到場察看。

台東池文化解說員協會會員許晃榮表示:「看不太出來,那就是要等科學家(專家)吧。」

解說員說,初步看溜滑梯沒有明顯位移,得由專家透過精密儀器來檢視才能確認。但當地餘震不斷,10點07分,當地也出現5級以上有感地震,廣播不停提醒民眾避難,也因為餘震以及地鳴不斷,到校整理環境的老師得不時留意餘震,緊急時得趕緊離開,避免被掉落的物品砸中。


 

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