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Aftershock Jolts Chinese Quake Disaster Zone November 27, 2009
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A moderate aftershock of China’s devastating 2008 Sichuan “great” earthquake jolted nerves near the same epicenter on Monday afternoon.

The provincial seismological network reported that shaking was felt in the capital of Chengdu and other parts of Wenchuan county of Aba Tibet and the Qiang Autonomous Prefecture.

It struck at 3:25 p.m. local time and reportedly lasted for several seconds, according to local reports.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that the epicenter was about 6 miles beneath the surface.

No damage or injuries were reported from the 4.8 magnitude tremor.

The initial jolt on May 12, 2008, left about 87,000 people dead and caused widespread devastation.

Thousands of aftershocks have occurred since then, but their numbers have slowly declined over the past year and a half.