A magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou county in Sichuan province at 9:19 pm on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and leaving 175 injured, Xinhua News Agency reported. The epicenter was at a depth of 20 kilometers in Jiuzhaigou and the Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous regions. 当地路面情况。 震后当地情况及民众反映。 专家分析认为，此次地震为走滑型地震，发生地震区域构造复杂，有近南北向的岷江断裂、北西走向的东昆仑断裂东段，两条断裂分别为巴颜喀拉块体的东边界和北边界。此次九寨沟7.0级地震是巴颜喀拉块体边界断裂持续活动的结果。
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to rapidly organize relief work and rescue the injured people after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Southwest China's Sichuan province. Authorities should check the impact of the earthquake, evacuate and settle visitors and local people, and reduce death and injuries as much as possible, Xi said. As the earthquake took place during the flood period and tourism season, authorities should enhance meteorological early warning and geological monitoring to guard against other disasters and try their best to protect people's lives and property, Xi added.
Many people in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region were woken up by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake at 7:27 am on Wednesday. The epicenter of the quake was near Jinghe county, Bortala Mongol autonomous prefecture, about 37 kilometers from the county seat of Jinghe. According to Xinjiang Seismological Bureau, some houses collapsed due to the force of the quake, but no casualties were reported at 9:35 am. Although the epicenter was about 383 kilometers from the regional capital of Urumqi, many people in the city felt its power.