An aftershock hit southwest China's Sichuan Province on Thursday afternoon, and it was strongly felt in the provincial capital Chengdu.
The quake occurred at around 5:50 p.m., according to Xinhua reporters stationed in Chengdu.
No casualties have been reported.
An 8.0-magnitude quake struck the province on May 12, leaving more than 80,000 people dead or missing.
(Xinhua News Agency October 16, 2008)