A 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook Sichuan’s Jiuzhaigou County late on Tuesday night, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
The quake occurred at around 9:20 p.m. in a remote and picturesque region of Sichuan province, not too far from where a massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck in 2008, leaving 87,000 people dead or missing.
So far the casualty figures of this latest quake are not yet known; however, a preliminary report lists 5 dead and more than 63 injured in the area. There have also been early reports of houses collapsing and residents being evacuated from the disaster zone.
Jiuzhaigou is a popular scenic area in China noted for its natural beauty. In the summer, tourists from around the country flock to the area to take in its lush forests and colorful waterfalls. On Tuesday, the scenic area welcomed more than 38,000 visitors.
A number of videos have been making the rounds on Chinese social media purporting to show the aftermath of the earthquake, watch below:
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