Today, an enormous explosion reportedly hit China’s fourth largest city, Tianjin, a major port in the northeast part of the country.
Videos of the incident have been circulating online Wednesday:
People’s Daily China reported that the explosion occurred Wednesday night and could be felt 10 kilometers away:
The cause and casualties of the blast are still unknown at this time.
A reporter named William Locke has been tweeting images from the area taken from the social network Weibo:
CCTV America reporter Matt Simon is also providing live updates:
UPDATE — 2:10 p.m. ET: China Xinhua News reports hundreds of victims have been hospitalized following Tianjin explosion: