No casualties reported after 5.1-magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan

CHENGDU, April 6 (Xinhua) -- No casualties have been reported after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China's Sichuan Province Wednesday, said local authorities.

The quake struck Xingwen County of Yibin City at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday Beijing Time. The epicenter was monitored at 28.22 degrees north latitude and 105.03 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 10 km, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

There are many villages within 5 kilometers around the epicenter of the earthquake. The publicity department of Xingwen said so far there have been no reports of casualties or road interruptions within the county.