One house collapsed as a result of the quake, and the shaking went on for several seconds.
In September last year, Istanbul was shaken by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, triggering widespread panic. This is what experts think the future might hold for the city.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the quake struck 518 kilometres west of Vancouver.
The shallow 5.9-magnitude quake struck about 120 kilometres southeast of the city of Tabriz, in East Azerbaijan Province, in the early hours of the morning.
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 national disaster agency says operation to search for the bodies of victims in quake-tsunami zones will stop on Thursday (October 11) as death toll climbs to 1,763. As many as 5,000 people are believed missing.
"Earthquake swarms" follow magnitude-3.9 quake around Mount St Helens in Washington state, officials say.
California Governor Jerry Brown called on US lawmakers to pay more attention to dealing with natural disasters such as fires, floods and earthquakes.
In Iran 7,000 people were injured after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the country. Residents are pleading for help as they have not been provided with shelter.
Mexico needs to focus on rebuilding after two earthquakes which killed more than 430 people. However, budget cuts to several disaster funds are hampering the country's recovery.
This year, unprecedented weather conditions and natural disasters caused billions of dollars of damage. Devastating floods, category 5 hurricanes and earthquakes are ravaging mainly the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the US.
The toll from The 7.1 magnitude quake in central Mexico will likely rise, as rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City claw through the rubble of collapsed buildings looking for survivors and bodies.
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