At least 400 killed in Qinghai quake

2010-04-14 18:43 BJT

Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |


A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has jolted northwest China's Qinghai Province, killing at least 400 people, and injuring about 10-thousand others.

President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have ordered local authorities to make all-out efforts to save lives, and respond to the disaster. Vice Premier Hui Liangyu has rushed to the region as well.

Wednesday morning's earthquake struck Yushu county, located in one of Qinghai Province's five Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures.

The epicenter is located 50 kilometers from the area's main township, and about 800 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital, Xining.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit northwest China's Qinghai Province, killing at least 300 people and injuring about 8-thousand others.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit northwest China's Qinghai Province, killing
at least 300 people and injuring about 8-thousand others.