A strong earthquake has rocked the western Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Gansu.
The quake measured a potentially destructive 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale, the US Geological Survey reported.
The quake was centred 48km north-northwest of Guangyuan, China, at a depth of 9.92km, USGS said.
A shallow quake of that magnitude is capable of significant property damage.
In May a 7.9 magnitude quake hit the region killing at least 70,000 people.