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New 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan

About 2,000 passengers were delayed after shake

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/NOVOSTIVL/ One day after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Taitung County in Taiwan, another 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the same area Thursday morning, delaying trips of about 2,000 passengers who traveled home by train to sweep tombs for the coming Tomb Sweeping Day holiday. This article appeared in the Xinhua.

Taiwan Railways had to slow down seven trains that run between Fuli Station in Hualien County and Shanli Station in Taitung County after the 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook mountainous areas at 9:56 a.m.

No anomalies were found in safety checks on railroad beds, tracks or electric devices along the rail lines, according to Taiwan Railways, which said normal train operations were restored at 11:30 a.m.

Seismic authorities said it's unnecessary for local residents to panic too much in the coming days, as relatively few earthquakes had been recorded in the Central Mountain Range areas, where only 26 earthquakes measuring 5.0 or higher on the Richter scale were recorded since 1973.

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