A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattled Lushan County in Ya'an at 5 pm yesterday.
The quake's epicenter, was at a depth of 17 kilometers, located precisely at 30.37 degrees north latitude and 102.94 degrees east longitude.
More than 100 students and teachers of Taiping High School in Lushan County stayed in tents on the playground last night.
The tents also accommodated another 100 people nearby.
"The shaking was too strong for me to stay standing, or even squat. I called my family immediately when I felt the quake."
“地震太剧烈了，我没办法站稳，也没办法蹲下 。所以我就赶紧给家里打电话 。”
There are currently 7 relocation sites in the earthquake-hit area, where many volunteers, military personnel and medical workers are providing help.
The relocation sites were equipped with folding beds, blankets and food.
Local authorities have also dispatched people to help with restoring power and communication networks.
"We have relocated all the residents that were near the epicenter, as well as those affected by mudslides and floods to safer places."
Another 61 relocation sites were set up around the city of Ya'an to shelter more than 12,700 people.
The provincial forest brigade has dispatched more than 300 people to help with setting up tents.
According to the Sichuan Seismological Bureau, yesterday's 6.1-magnitude earthquake is a long term aftershock of the 7.0 Lushan earthquake in 2013.
The bureau says the chances of another large quake in the area is unlikely in the near future.