Deadly China Quake Felt Hundreds of Miles Away The death toll is expected to rise following an earthquake Monday that struck Southwest China. The state news agency says thousands of people have been killed. An NPR reporting team in Sichuan province, site of the quake's epicenter, reports from the scene.

Deadly China Quake Felt Hundreds of Miles Away

Deadly China Quake Felt Hundreds of Miles Away

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The death toll is expected to rise following an earthquake Monday that struck Southwest China. The state news agency says more than 100 people have been killed.

The U.S. Geological Survey registered the quake's magnitude at 7.8. Buildings shook as far away as Bangkok, Thailand, and Hanoi, Vietnam.

Co-host Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Melissa Block, who is in China near the center of where the quake hit in Sichuan province.