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Magnitude-6.1 aftershock jolts SW China
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A fresh aftershock measuring 6.1 on the Ritcher Scale hit southwest China's Sichuan Province at 4:32 PM Friday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was located at an area between Pingwu County and Beichuan County, Mianyang City. Slight tremor was felt in Chengdu, the Center reported.

Feeble earthquakes jolt Taiwan

Four successive earthquakes jolted Hualien of China's Taiwan region Friday, with the strongest one measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, local seismological monitoring network reported.

The first and also the strongest quake occurred at 5:01 AM. In the following 40 minutes, three quakes followed in the same area, measuring 3.9, 4.1 and 4.2 on the Richter scale respectively.

No casualties and damages have been reported yet.

Related reading:
Moderate tremor struck epicenter of May 12 quake

(Xinhua News Agency August 1, 2008)

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