Live report: 7.0-magnitude quake hits SW China's Sichuan
Updated: 2013-04-20 16:18
A total of 162 people had been killed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the China Earthquake Administration announced on Sunday morning.
A total of 1,097 aftershocks have been monitored in the strong quake-hit Lushan County as of 6 a.m. Beijing Time Sunday, authorities said.
An earthquake measuring 5.0-magnitude jolted China's Sichuan Province at 4:53 a.m. Sunday Beijing Time, according to China Earthquake Networks Center.
The epicenter was monitored at 30.3 degrees north latitude and 103.0 degrees east longitude with a depth of 16 km.
The epicenter was at the bordering area of Qionglai County and Lushan County, where a deadly 7.0-magnititude quake occurred on Saturday morning.
Two boys sleep in a tricycle in Ya'an city after a strong earthquake hit the city in Southwest China's Sichuan province, April 21, 2013.[Photo/Xinhua]
The Communist Youth League of China Central Committee has allocated one million yuan ($160,256) from its membership fund to support relief efforts.
All-China Women's Federation also allocated 1.6 million yuan from its membership funds to help women and children in the quake area.
The Red Cross Society of China delivered two batches of relief materials to the quake-hit region, including 1,700 tents, 5,400 family supply packages, 5,000 jackets and 5,000 cotton blankets.
Dalian Wanda Group Corporation Ltd. donated 10 million yuan via the China Charity Federation, and Evergrande Group donated 20 million yuan via the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.
A total of 160 people had been killed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province as of 0:00 am Sunday, according to the country's seismological bureau.
A total of 846 aftershocks have been recorded, including 57 above 3.0 magnitude and two between 5.0-5.9 magnitude.
Rescuers from China International Search & Rescue Team (CISAR) prepare to fly to Southwest China's Sichuan province to carry out rescue operation in Beijing Nanyuan Airport, April 20, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]
Taiwan's leader Ma Ying-jeou on Saturday expressed his concern over the deadly earthquake that jolted the mainland's Sichuan province, urging the island's mainland affairs authority to convey condolences to the earthquake survivors.
A total of 91 firefighters from Sichuan province have arrived at the badly-hit Baoxing county, where communication and transportation have been disrupted after a 7.0-magnitude quake, said the Ministry of Public Security.
The first rescue group with 20 firefighters have arrived at the Baoxing county town by 11 pm Saturday, and another team made up of 71 firefighters also arrived at the county's Lingguan town to start rescue work, the ministry said, adding that other rescue teams are rushing to the county overnight.
The seismic intensity scale in the severely quake-hit area in Southwest China's Sichuan province is measured at the IX degree, said the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
A total of 91 firefighters from Sichuan Province have arrived at the badly-hit Baoxing county, where communication and transportation have been disrupted, said the Ministry of Public Security.