Beijing: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Hunchun city in north-east China`s Jilin Province in the early hours on Wednesday.
No casualties or damage was reported so far, local officials said.
The quake hit the city at 4:17 AM local time with its epicentre at a depth of 539 km, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.
Most people in the city slept through the quake, state-run Xinhua news agency said.
An official from the earthquake bureau in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture said the quake was deep-focused and would not be felt or cause damage.
Huichun is on the only deep-focus earthquake belt on China`s mainland.
Quakes in this region generally have a focus depth of more than 500 km. Only earthquakes occurring at a depth of less than 70 km are considered "shallow", officials said.