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Deadly China Quake Felt Hundreds of Miles Away

The death toll is expected to rise following an earthquake Monday that struck Southwest China. The state news agency says more than 100 people have been killed.

The U.S. Geological Survey registered the quake's magnitude at 7.8. Buildings shook as far away as Bangkok, Thailand, and Hanoi, Vietnam.

Co-host Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Melissa Block, who is in China near the center of where the quake hit in Sichuan province.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.