Earthquake Updates

Quake-hit Jiuzhaigou will regain its beauty: geologists

Most of the lakes in the quake-hit Jiuzhaigou National Park remain undamaged, although it may take a long time for the UNESCO World Heritage site to recover from the earthquake, geologists said Tuesday.

Death toll in Sichuan earthquake climbs to 25

The death toll from the powerful Jiuzhaigou earthquake has risen to 25, authorities said on Saturday.

Expert denies links between Sichuan quake and Three Gorges Dam

An expert from the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) on Friday refuted some online speculation that the Three Gorges Dam could have been related to the 7.0-magnitude quake that hit southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday.

Rescue Efforts Underway

Hope in shelters after Jiuzhaigou quake

In a mountainous village shaken by Tuesday's earthquake, Zhang Chao hands out tents to locals who must camp out on the open ground.

Hiker rescued 60 hours after Jiuzhaigou quake

A hiker has been rescued from the area worst affected by Tuesday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province, 60 hours after the initial seismic shock, reports the Beijing Youth Daily.

Military aircraft Yun-9 assists earthquake relief

After a four-hour flight, the transport aircraft provided the first high-resolution reconnaissance images of areas within a 20km radius of the epicenter, providing an important reference material for relief workers. 

How It Happened

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou County of southwest Sichuan Province at 9:19 p.m. on August 8, 2017 (CST).
The quake zone, in Jiuzhaigou County of Sichuan Province, sits at a region that has been hit by at least three major tectonic earthquakes and other geological disasters over the past decade.

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Jinghe County in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 7:27 a.m. on August 9, 2017 (CST).
Jinghe County has a population of about 150,000 based on the 2014 census. A total of 65 quakes greater than magnitude 3 were recorded within 200 km of the epicenter over the past five years, with the current one the greatest.


Quake-hit Jiuzhaigou regaining its beauty
Before and after Jiuzhaigou's 7.0-magnitude earthquake
20 killed in magnitude-7.0 earthquake in southwest China
Military aircraft Yun-9 assists earthquake relief
National earthquake disaster relief team fly to epicenter by helicopter
Military rescue operations underway after deadly Sichuan quake