Death toll from China quake rises to 74

STORY: Footage carried by state-run English language broadcaster CGTN showed roads destroyed by landslides and villagers being evacuated via zipline across rivers on Tuesday (September 6).

Early on Wednesday, China Earthquake Networks Center recorded a magnitude 3 aftershock at the epicenter, at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles).

Earthquakes are common in Sichuan, especially in its mountains in the west, a tectonically active area along the eastern boundary of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.