A massive explosion has rocked the major port city of Tianjin in northeastern China, reportedly caused by flammable cargo in a container at a terminal in the Binhai District, according to China’s Xinhua News.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 12, 2015
The blast, which created a huge mushroom cloud, occurred at around 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time and was reportedly felt as far away as six miles.
Hundreds have been hospitalized, though the number of casualties and injuries is unknown.
Videos of the explosion are circulating on social media.