Magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolts Sichuan



A magnitude-5.6 earthquake hit Shiqu county in Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province at 8:23 pm on Wednesday, the China Earthquake Networks Center reported.

The quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers. No deaths were reported.

The Sichuan emergency management department triggered its Grade-3 emergency response plan and is co-ordinating relief efforts.

The first disaster relief materials, including tents, cotton clothing and quilts, were sent to the quake zone on Thursday morning, said Yuan Mingguang, the county's Party chief.