China Earthquake Networks determined that an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred in Luding County, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan (29.59 degrees north latitude, 102.08 degrees east longitude) at 12:52 on September 5, with a focal depth of 16 kilometers. The quake was felt strongly in Chengdu, 300 kilometers away from the epicenter. Chengdu is currently under a quasi-closed city, with most of the residents at home, and videos posted on social networks show tableware shaking violently. The casualties in the earthquake-stricken area are currently unknown.
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