Seismic alarms sounded midmorning with enough warning for residents to exit buildings. Power was knocked out to some areas.
The quake in the South Shetland Islands had a magnitude of 6.9 with a depth of 9.6 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey, while the earthquake in Chile had a magnitude of 5.8.
A new team set up by the global toxic arms watchdog to identify the culprits behind attacks in Syria has drawn up a list of its first investigations, the organisation’s chief said.
The Kern County Fire Department said on Twitter it was working "nearly 2 dozens incidents ranging from medical assistance to structure fires in and around the city of Ridgecrest, CA."
A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southern California on Friday, causing some damage to buildings, fires and some injuries, with eight times more force than a foreshock that rattled
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Panama on Sunday, injuring at least five people and causing damage to businesses and homes, officials said. The strong quake struck at a depth of 37 kilometres (23 miles) in the far west of the country
The powerful cyclone made landfall on Monday in Sana province, an island north of Vanuatu's capital Port Vila, with winds as high as 235 kilometres an hour (146 miles per hour) knocking out communications overnight, according to reports by the government's disaster and weather bureaus.
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 Sharjah Criminal Court adjourned to 5 April, to listen to the statements of the victim, the case of an Asian and his girlfriend who were charged with beating up a policeman on duty, and damaging a police patrol of the Traffic and Patrols Department of Sharjah Police.
The area surrounding the popular Huatulco beach resort in the southern state of Oaxaca was hardest hit by the 7.4 magnitude quake, but the shaking could be felt as far away as Mexico City, where tall buildings swayed and thousands of people raced into the streets.