4 dead, dozens injured as earthquake strikes Sichuan, China

Four people are reportedly dead at a tourist resort in China’s southwest province of Sichuan following an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the richter scale.

Chinese authorities say the earthquake measured magnitude 7, according to state media.

The earthquake hit a mountainous area some 200km (120 miles) northwest of the city of Guangyuan, and was measured at a depth of 10km (6 miles), according to the USGS. (RT)