Our Shanghai office on Huaihai Zhong Lu just got back from a building-wide evacuation. Things are pretty much back to normal now. Office workers from buildings all along the street also evacuated, the streets were full of people, mainly clustered around a nearby park, where the Shanghai Music Hall is.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit western China at 2.28 pm, with tremors felt as far as Beijing and Bangkok.
Some quick updates on the sources we’re following on the web:
This Twitterer in Chengdu has attracted a large online audience:
Traffic is completely jammed. Police and ambulance can not get through. Chinese seem to be rather relaxed about the situation, even thou … … 2 minutes ago from txt
Unbelievable amounts of people in the streets. Complete buildings still seem to be evacuated. 8 minutes ago from txt
Ok, the city is definitely a bigger mess than i previously thought… Keep you posted 11 minutes ago from txt
Sohu has thrown up a page with updates, pictures and more from Chengdu.
Here’s a list of Twitterers with their location as "Chengdu"
AP is reporting that there is no sign of damage or injury in Chengdu so far.