Some 400 people have died and thousands are feared injured after a magnitude-6.9 quake hit western China’s Qinghai province, officials say.
The powerful tremor struck remote Yushu county, 800km (500 miles) south-west of the provincial capital Xining, at 0749 (2349 GMT), at a shallow depth of 10km.
Most of the buildings in the worst-hit town of Jiegu were wrecked, and landslides have cut off roads.
The death toll is still rising.
Qinghai province is in the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau.