Over 100 people were feared dead and thousands injured in a powerful earthquake which shook China's Sichuan Province on Tuesday evening. The tremours measured 7.0 on the Richter scale.
The epicentre of the quake is believed to be 285km from Chengdu. The China Earthquake Network Center has confirmed the details.
There was no immediate report of any damage or casualties.
Citing a statement issued by the center, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported that the quake occurred around 9.19 PM (local time) and struck at a depth of 20-km.
More details awaited.