The deadly Wenchuan earthquake measured an 8.0 on the Richter scale and occurred at 2:28 p.m. on May 12, 2008. Its epicenter was in Wenchuan County, 80 km west-northwest of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province.
The earthquake killed 69,277 people and injured 374,176, with 18,222 listed as missing. It also left about 4.8 million people homeless.
Reconstruction (At the end of March 2011)
A total of 27,564 post-earthquake reconstruction projects out of the planned 29,692 projects had been completed.
Of the total budget of 865.8 billion yuan ($133.31 billion), 787.1 billion yuan ($121.19 billion), or 91 percent, had been spent.
Projects aided by Hong Kong and Macao amounted to 295, with a total investment of 13 billion yuan ($2 billion).
(Source: Sichuan Provincial Government)