An aerial photo of the village of Yuzixi in the city of Yingxiu, Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, on May 12, 2021. An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 shook Wenchuan County at 11:36 pm on Wednesday. [Photo / Xinhua]

A magnitude earthquake-4.8 shook Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province, at 11:36 pm on Wednesday, China's earthquake networking center reported.

The epicenter, at a depth of 15 kilometers, was 76 kilometers from Chengdu. No victims were reported.

The Sichuan earthquake administration said that the earthquake originated in the southern part of Wenchuan's replica area and was fluctuating.

On May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8.0 tremor shook Yingxiu Town in Wenchuan, killing 69,226 people and leaving 17,923 without accounting.

With its mountainous terrain, Sichuan province has frequent earthquakes. Since 1970, a total of 120 inhabitants of at least magnitude-4.0 have occurred within 50 kilometers of the Earthquake epicenter on Wednesday, the local government said.

While some people searched open areas for safety near the epicenter on Wednesday, many others were immobile, cooking and eating barbecue in a bazaar at night. They said they had been desenedized by frequent earthquakes.

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