Thirty-one people were injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Gongxian County in China’s Sichuan province, authorities said on Sunday. Also Read - China executes kindergarten knife attacker
Rescuers have sent the injured to hospitals for treatment. None of them are in critical condition, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read - China's lunar probe changes orbit to land on dark side of moon
The quake struck at 10:29 pm Saturday, at a depth of 10 km. The epicentre is monitored at 28.43 degrees north latitude and 104.77 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre. Also Read - Bishop from China's underground Catholic church steps down: state media
Saturday’s quake comes after a temblor measuring 6 on the Richter scale on June 17 jolted Changning County of Yibin, leaving 13 people dead and 220 others injured and forcing the evacuation of 80,000 people.
Following the 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, an aftershock measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale struck Gongxian county, Yibin, at 8:28 am on Sunday.