The quake's 7.8 measurement equals that of the 1906 earthquake that reduced the city of San Francisco to rubble
Japanese police said they received 97 reports of people trapped or buried under collapsed buildings
It is the most powerful earthquake in Ecuador since 1979
The part of the South Pacific Ocean around Tonga is one of the most seismically active areas of the world
At least nine people died and tens of thousands were evacuated
At least two people have been killed so far, and a number of 'strong' aftershocks have been reported
Residents in the Indian city of Guwahati said they felt tremors, 400 miles away
A powerful earthquake has struck the border area between Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, with tremors felt in Delhi and Islamabad.
At least 11 people have died as a result of the earthquake
The quake was followed by a 5.1 magnitude tremor 12 minutes later
Officials investigating whether the earthquake triggered a gas explosion which led to evacuations
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 miles south-east of Malaga, Spain.
There were no immediate reports on casualties and destruction caused
A 30cm tsunami was registered on Nakanoshima, an island to the south of Kyushu
Twelve Afghan school girls were killed as they attempted to evacuate a shaking building
Tremors felt across Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, and at least 800 have been injured