Earthquake – Sichuan, China

13 05 2008

Today a magnitude 8 (!) earthquake is reported in Chengdu — the nominal starting point for our summer trip.

An on-line blog reports Sichuan, China
Magnitude: 8.0
Origin time: 2008/05/12 06:28:02.3 UTC
Epicenter: 103.19°E 31.13°N
Depth: 10 km

Location: manually revised

Other news media now reporting it is magnitude 7.8 with large and growing death toll.