Rescue workers have saved hundreds of trapped cats, dogs, rabbits and birds cherished by the people of the ancient city devastated by last week' quake. Efforts have focused on saving people but also rescuing animals.
"Unfortunately, our initial reports show that 22 people, including women and children, have been killed and four others injured," said Baz Mohammad Sarwari, the director of Information and Culture of the Badghis provincial administration.
The epicentre of the quake, which struck at about 1:45am (1745 GMT) at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), was located about 140 kilometres north-northwest of the city of Xining, US seismologists said.
A witness felt strong shaking in capital Wellington. No immediate damages or injuries were reported. New Zealand lies on the seismically active "Ring of Fire", a 40,000-km arc of volcanoes and ocean trenches girdling much of the Pacific Ocean.
The quake was reported 259km northeast of Kabul in Afghanistan, 317 km southeast of Dushanbe in Tajikistan, 346 km north-northwest of Islamabad in Pakistan, according to National Centre for Seismology.
A 28-year-old woman who was injured when a rock fell on her house in the town of Stolac, near Mostar, died in hospital, a medical source quoted by media said. Several others were lightly injured, including members of the victim's family.
Video footage released by a volunteer and the Indonesian Search Agency showed rescuers lifting the boy from the wreckage of the two-storey home in the Kampung Rawa Sena district of Cianjur.
The UAE residents reported feeling tremors at around 8:00 pm on Saturday after a 5.3 earthquake hit Southern Iran.
Earthquakes are common in the southwestern province of Sichuan, especially in its mountains in the west, a tectonically active area along the eastern boundary of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.
A magnitude 7.5 earthquake in 2018 in the nation’s central region killed at least 125 people. That quake hit areas that are remote and undeveloped, and assessments about the scale of the damage and injuries were slow to filter out.