A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck China Tuesday evening. The epicenter of the earthquake was near the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a popular tourist destination.

Initial reports indicated at least 7 dead and 100 trapped. But China’s National Commission for Disaster Reduction estimated that as many as 100 people may have died.

Over 130,000 houses may be damaged based on early reports.

Gwendolyn Pang of the Red Cross Society of China said it would take time to learn the extent of the damage and number of casualties.


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