Taiwan quake delays trains in SE China

2016-02-06 02:54:17 GMT2016-02-06 10:54:17(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- A 6.7-magnitude earthquake that jolted Taiwan early on Saturday morning will delay some trains in southeast China as workers check for damage to a local railway.

Tremors were felt along a line connecting the cities of Xiamen and Fuzhou in Fujian Province on the mainland, China's rail network operator said. The line forms part of the Hangzhou-Shenzhen railway.

The China Railway Corporation said workers have launched an emergency response to examine the railway section.

It did not disclose if any damage had been caused to the railway.

The earthquake hit Kaohsiung of southern Taiwan at a depth of 15 km at 3:57 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The quake damaged several buildings, causing the collapse of at least one, trapping hundreds of residents, according to local media reports.

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BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland has offered to help Taiwan following the deadly earthquake that jolted the south of the island early on Saturday morning.

The mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) has been in contact with Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) since 6 a.m., around two hours after the quake struck near the city of Tainan, said Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office.? Full story

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The mainland earthquake monitoring center put the scale of the quake at 6.7-magnitude.

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