Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes China; 100 dead or injured

Around 100 people are dead or injured from an earthquake which struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, state media reported.
A magnitude 6.9 quake struck the western Chinese region of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
It said the earthquake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.0 tremor, was centered 69 miles (111 km) northwest of the town of Leshan. It occurred at a depth of only 10.2 miles (16.4 km) below the surface.
A 6.9 quake is capable of causing severe damage.