A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has killed at least 19 people and injured 247 in China's south-western province of Sichuan. The devastating Sichuan earthquake which struck 10 years ago left around 87,000 people dead. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake (Chinese: 汶川大地震; pinyin: Wènchuān dà dìzhèn; lit. In some places, it feels like time has stood still, and the ruins draws millions of tourists. : 'Great Wenchuan earthquake'), also known as the Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred at 14:28:01 China Standard Time on May 12, 2008. BBC News Channel Video duration 0:58 The ghost town visited by millions Jump to media player The devastating Sichuan earthquake which struck 10 years ago left around 87,000 people dead.