A powerful typhoon will hit Taiwan later on Thursday, bringing the risk of landslides and high seas, weather forecasters said, hours after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island.
Indonesia's disaster agency pegged the quake at magnitude 7.4 and warned it could spark a tsunami as high as three metres). The warning was lifted around three hours later.
The quake jolted large areas in the region at 7:23 pm (1023 GMT) with its epicentre located 54 kilometres (34 miles) east of Namie, eastern Fukushima, according to the US Geological Survey said.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck northwestern Iran on Friday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 300, according to Iranian state media.
The 6.4 magnitude quake that hit the Balkan country before dawn on Tuesday was the most deadly and destructive in decades, and left about 5,000 people homeless.
Many buildings cracked in Zagreb and walls and rooftops were damaged. Downtown streets were littered with debris. Concrete slabs fell on cars and chimneys landed in front of entrances.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also said the country's West Coast, Alaska and Canada's British Columbia didn't face any tsunami danger from the quake.
The Saudi Press Agency quoted the authority spokesman Tariq Aba Al-Khail as saying that National Earthquake Monitoring Network stations in the Kingdom recorded a tremor on Wednesday evening east of Al-Qunfudah Governorate, measuring 2.7 degrees on the Richter scale and nine kilometres in depth.
A strong earthquake struck on Thursday near the border of Thailand and Laos, setting high-rise buildings swaying in Bangkok, and prompting at least one power plant in Laos