Powerful quake rocks China

A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China's

Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 156 people and injuring

about 5,500 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in

2008. (Reuters) Read more here.

This aerial photo released by China's Xinhua news agency shows destroyed houses after a powerful earthquake hit Taiping town of Lushan County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The powerful earthquake jolted Sichuan province Saturday near where a devastating quake struck five years ago. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Yinghua) NO SALES

China rushes relief after Sichuan quake kills 186

Luo Shiqiang sat near chunks of concrete, bricks and a ripped orange sofa and told how his grandfather was just returning from feeding chickens when their house collapsed and crushed him to death in this weekend's powerful earthquake in southwestern China.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, buildings are destroyed by a powerful earthquake at Gucheng village of Longmen Township of Lushan County in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. The powerful earthquake jolted Sichuan province Saturday near where a devastating quake struck five years ago. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Hai Mingwei) NO SALES

People try to get across a road blocked by a landslide following a powerful earthquake in Lushan county in southwest China's Sichuan province Saturday, April 20, 2013. The powerful earthquake shook China’s Sichuan province Saturday morning, nearly five years after a devastating quake jolted the province. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

In this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, a giant rock blocks the road, about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the county seat of Lushan in Ya'an city, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. A powerful earthquake jolted China's Sichuan province Saturday near where a devastating quake struck five years ago. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Hai Mingwei) NO SALES

In this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, a giant rock blocks the road, about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the county seat of Lushan in Ya'an city, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, April 20, 2013. A powerful earthquake jolted China's Sichuan province Saturday near where a devastating quake struck five years ago. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Hai Mingwei) NO SALES