VIDEO: Massive Explosion Reportedly Rocks Tianjin, China


An enormous explosion has 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:

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