SW China earthquake latest

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Added On August 12, 2017

Now the latest on the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in China's southwest Sichuan Province. 
 
Over 70,000 people and 13,000 vehicles have been evacuated from the quake zone as search and rescue work are still underway. 
 
Police in Sichuan activated a contingency plan following the deadly earthquake. 
 
According to the Ministry of Public Security, about 13,000 vehicles and 71,000 people had been evacuated with the help of over 3,600 police staff. 
 
Traffic on major roads linking the quake zone of Jiuzhaigou County with Mianyang City in Sichuan and adjacent Guizhou Province has resumed.
 
No major collapses or extensive damage to buildings has occurred in Zhangzha, the town at the epicenter of the earthquake.
 
The 7.0-magnitude quake hit Jiuzhaigou at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday at a depth of 20 kilometers, leaving at least 20 dead and 431 injured. 
 
On Wednesday morning, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Jinghe County in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang have so far injured 32 people and damaged over 1,000 houses. 
 
The central government has allocated 180 million yuan, about 27.1 million U.S. dollars for relief work after two major earthquakes hit northwest and southwest China.