Updates coming in
More pictures here and here.
No damages are being reported yet. Telephone lines are disrupted in the Sichuan region. The region is primarily agricultural, a mountaneous region, and is populated by Tibetans and Chinese - a total of 10 million people.
No tsunami warning by Japan's meteorological department.
Here's a video of the tremor felt in Beijing by Michelle Christensen.
Check out @Scobleizer on twitter for latest news - he's done a good job of collating the news as it broke.
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