Massive Earthquake Strikes Southwest China
**Update--China quakeblogging roundup
Colin Jones photographed students sleeping outside due to fears of further quakes in Chongqing--CNN
Centered in Northwest Sichuan Province, and affecting Chengdu and Chongqing, China and surrounding regions.
Gateway Pundit has an early roundup.
More details are emerging as the death toll mounts--now believed to be above 9000.
I'll be keeping an eye out for further development. I have several friends and former students who live in the region, and am hoping to hear from them as soon as possible.