A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Thursday, crushing a man under falling debris and sparking searches of seriously damaged buildings that had already been rattled by two previous deadly tremors.
The quake struck 26km (16 miles) northeast of Tulunan, Cotabato at 9:04am (0104 GMT), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The quake, which had a depth of 10 kilometres, struck 17 kilometres south-southeast of Borazjan city at 6:49 am (0319 GMT), the US Geological Survey said on its website. State news agency IRNA said the earthquake was felt in Bushehr, site of the country's sole nuclear power plant.
The Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency said on Twitter the quake had magnitude 6.4 and a depth of 13 km, adding that it did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami.
The magnitude 6.1 quake was centred in mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, at a depth of 210 km (130 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake struck just south of the island at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres (over 6 miles), according to the US Geological Service. There was no tsunami threat, officials said.
The quake hit the town of Sangan at a shallow depth of 8km (5 miles) it said. The town, which has a population of about 10,000, is located near the border with Afghanistan.
A strong earthquake damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in a rural part of China's far west Xinjiang region, the government said on Monday.
Puerto Rico's governor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed at least one person in the south of the island and caused widespread damage.