5.3 Aftershock Shakes Sichuan

Survivors rattled again as quake lakes threaten to burst
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2008 4:55 AM CDT
Workers dig a channel to allow the release of water from the Youfanggou quake-formed lake in Qingchuan, in southwest China's Sichuan province Tuesday, June 3, 2008.    (AP Photo/Color China Photo)
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(Newser) – Another strong aftershock has rattled China's quake-devastated Sichuan province amid increased concerns about lake floodwaters, reports AP. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries from the 5.3 tremblor, which came as authorities began evacuating people downstream from a lake formed by last month's quake. The water level in the "quake lake" is rising, putting over a million survivors at risk from flooding.