The earthquake of magnitude 7.0 in Sichuan province in Western China killed at least 19 people, including six tourists. Another 247 people were traumatized varying severity, reports Reuters.
It is unknown whether there are victims among the Israelis.
According to the statement of the authorities of Sichuan, the earthquake disaster zone were evacuated about 30 thousand tourists. There are fears that hundreds of people might be under the rubble in the area of the National Park Jiuzhaigou.
The earthquake occurred occurred in Jiuzhaigou in Ngawa-Tibetan-Camscom Autonomous district, Sichuan province on August 8. Then, seismologists have recorded hundreds of aftershocks.
The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 kilometers
Over the past decade, China has experienced many earthquakes. The most destructive was the earthquake in Yunnan province on 5 January 1970 (16.000 dead), earthquake in the Tien Shan July 28, 1976 (according to various estimates, from 300,000 to 655.000 dead) and an earthquake in Sichuan on 12 may 2008 (70.000 dead).