Magnitude 7.1 quake strikes near the town of Ridgecrest with 11 times more force than an apparent foreshock that rattled the same area a day earlier.
The US Geological Survey puts the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4. At least 11 people were killed when a 6.1 magnitude hit the north of the country on Monday.
The quake was the strongest in the region after Mount Etna erupted, spewing ash and forcing the temporary closure of Sicilian airspace. A series of tremors followed, but the latest one was the strongest.
Eight days after a quake-tsunami disaster erased parts of Palu on Sulawesi island killing 1,649 people, authorities issue fresh public health warning as more decaying corpses are unearthed from beneath the ruined city.
The official death toll from last week's quake and the tsunami it triggered stands at 1,571, but it will certainly rise.
Quake and tsunami-hit Indonesia starts burying its dead and asks for international help after Friday's disaster left over 800 people dead and displaced tens of thousands.
The magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit Hualien County on Tuesday has killed at least 14 and wounded 280 people.
Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for about 85 people missing after a strong earthquake hit near the popular tourist city of Hualien overnight.
With life in the capital back to normal, residents who have been evacuated from their homes urge the public not to forget them.
At least one person is reported injured in the quakes, that Italy's national geophysics institute says are linked to the deadly August earthquake.
Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes off Vanuatu coast.
Three people have been rescued in Ecuador five days after devastating quake which left nearly 600 dead
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