7.0 magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan provinceStaff Writer | August 8, 2017
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China''s Sichuan Province, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
Earthquake The quake struck at a depth of 20 km
The quake struck at a depth of 20 km, the center said in a statement.
Authorities are organizing people to help evacuate residents.
The quake was also strongly felt in the provincial capital Chengdu about 300 km south of the epicenter.
Jiuzhaigou, or Jiuzhai Valley, where the quake was felt, is a national park known for spectacular waterfalls and karst formations.
The quake was felt near an area that was hit by another quake in 2008, where 70 thousand persons died. ■