Beijing: At least three persons were injured today after a moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Yongshan County of China`s southwestern Sichuan province.
The epicenter, with a depth of 7 km, was in Wuji Township, 21 kilometers away from the county seat.
The shallow quake was strongly felt in the neighboring counties of Suijiang, Daguan and Zhenxiong as well as the Zhaoyang District of Zhaotong City, which administers Yongshan, according to the provincial seismological bureau.
Three villagers in Yongshan were injured.
Cracks have been seen in adobe houses and more than 10 cattle lots collapsed at Jinping Village, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Twenty-two aftershocks had been reported so far.
Some houses were reported to have collapsed but communication in the county is unimpeded, according to the seismological bureau.
Yunnan Governor Li Jiheng is leading a work team to Yongshan from Ludian, a county which was hit by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on August 3.
Over 600 people were killed more than 80,000 homes were destroyed in that quake.