But we just had a 4.7 earthquake about 2 1/2 hours ago. The epicentre was about 60km SE of Taipei.
I was in a team meeting on the 12th floor at work. The whole building seemed to jump, then it swayed for a few seconds. Then we had a few more sways as the aftershocks came. Haven't had one that close in awhile.
The only reaction was "Oh look an earthquake" everyone laughed...then we all continued with the meeting.
I took a look at a historical earthquake site afterwards. They had a map with dots representing epicentres of earthquakes since 1990. Looking at the map for Taiwan, the entire island is covered in dots. I guess that explains why people are so blase about it here. I'm getting that way too.