7.0 Quake Hits China's Sichuan Province

Early Saturday a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck southwestern China. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

A powerful earthquake hit China's southwest province of Sichuan Saturday morning, a region that was devastated by a massive tremblor in 2008.  Chinese authorities said the quake, centered in Lushan County had a preliminary magnitude of 7.  Early reports say more than 150 people have died and thousands are injured.  

Below is a Storified account of news coverage of this evolving disaster.

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