Earthquake hits Sichuan, China

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Ya’an city in Sichuan, a southwestern province of China at 8:02 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday.

An online platform was built up on Sina Weibo in an hour for people to update the situation in Sichuan area after the quake.

According to Xinhua News, the epicenter, with a depth of 13 kilometers, was monitored at 30.3 degrees north latitude and 103.0 degrees east longitude. So far 12 deaths have been reported.

Here is a news video clip of UKBreakingNews reporting the earthquake.

Sichuan is the province where the 7.9-magnitude quake happened in May 2008.