The death toll of yesterday's magnitude-7.1 quake has climbed to over 600, according to this report from the Associated Press, which paints a grim picture of the first night of rescue operations. Temperatures fell below freezing, it said, and hospitals were overwhelmed by the number of patients requiring immediate medical attention.
For those wondering, BBC News reports that there was "no direct relationship" between yesterday's Qinghai quake and Sichuan's May 12, 2008 quake. The two seismic events were of different natures, and, further, says an NPR report, despite the many high-profile quakes this year, there's no earthquake trend; the only trend is an increasing population in poorly constructed urban areas.
Additionally, Channel News Asia features a photo gallery of Qinghai quake-relief efforts.
Finally, the Huffington Post has compiled a list of aid organizations that are already on the ground in Qinghai or are prepared to go there.