Yesterday around 8am local time, a devastating earthquake struck the city of Ya'an in western Sichuan province. At the time, I was still in bed at home in the city of Mianzhu, which is about 100 miles away from the epicenter. The tremor hit so violently that I rushed downstairs without second thought.
According to the public media, the magnitude and impact of this earthquake to Sichuan and China is second only to the Great Sichuan Earthquake (aka Wenchuan Earthquake) 5 years ago. Experts said that both quakes occurred along the same geological fault. So far, over 170 people lost their lives and more than 5,000 were injured. Let's bless everyone in Ya'an and Sichuan!