Beijing: More than 4,000 aftershocks had been recorded since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook China's Sichuan province on Saturday, authorities said on Wednesday.

There were 103 aftershocks above magnitude 3.0, including four between magnitudes 5.0 and 5.9, 21 between magnitudes 4.0 and 4.9, and 78 between magnitudes 3.0 and 3.9, reported Xinhua citing the China Earthquake Administration.

The toll from the quake has risen to at least 193, with more than 12,200 injured, authorities said.
After suffering the shallow quake on Saturday, the Lushan country was battered by over 1,170 tremors on Sunday. The severest aftershocks measured as high as 5.4 magnitude, jolting the area badly from the depth of 17 kms.

102 cultural sites damaged


The earthquake has damaged 102 cultural relics sites. The State Administration of Cultural Heritage said that among the damaged places were 24 sites at the national level and 61 at the provincial level.
    
Last week’s quake has also caused damage to another 12 museums where 274 cultural relics items were affected, the administration said.

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