- One death reported, other villagers taken to hospitals
- Some roads in blocked by boulders
- Some telecommunications knocked out
- Same remote region was hit by quake on Wednesday
(CNN) -- A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday in southwestern China, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Officials reported one death and three people injured as emergency teams began to respond, state-run Xinhua News Agency said.
The quake -- with a depth of 10 kilometers -- hit in remote areas near the border of the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, according to the USGS.
Roads are reportedly blocked in some villages by boulders rolling down mountains, and some villagers have been taken to hospitals, Xinhua News Agency said. Telecommunications are also reportedly down in some areas of the region.
The Civil Affairs Ministry in Yunnan province was sending tents and clothing, Xinhua said.
On Wednesday, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the same region.
Larry Register and Kevin Wang contributed to this report.