BEIJING – A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern Chinese city of Tangshan on Sunday, the government said. No deaths or injuries were reported.
Rail traffic to Tangshan, 100 miles east of Beijing, was temporarily suspended while the tracks were being examined for possible damage, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The earthquake occurred at 6:38 a.m. at a depth of 6 miles, the China Earthquake Networks Center said.
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The center said a second magnitude 2.2 quake struck at 7:02 a.m.
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An earthquake in Tangshan in 1976 killed at least 242,000 people in one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.