In the northern Kuril Islands of Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, Severo-Kurilsk is a town and the administrative hub of the Severo-Kurilsky District.
'The biggest safety point of Himalayan region is that smaller quakes keep on happening and there is leakage of stress,' a senior official said.
A video showed rescue workers pulling the boy Azka free from a destroyed home in Cianjur's worst-hit district of Cugenang, wearing the blue shirt and trousers he had on when he became trapped.
There was no report of any casualty or damage due to the seismic activity, the official said.
Turkey sits on top of major fault lines and is frequently shaken by earthquakes. Duzce was hit by a powerful earthquake in 1999, which killed some 800 people.
Experts said proximity to fault lines, the depth of the temblor and buildings not being constructed using earthquake-proof methods were factors in the devastation which has left over 260 dead.
The epicentre of the tremor, recorded at 10.05 am, was 191 kilometers north of Kargil.
As bodybags emerged from crumpled buildings, rescue efforts turned to the missing and any survivors still under debris in areas made hard to reach by the mass of obstacles thrown onto the town's road.
There were no immediate reports of serious structural damage to buildings, but power was out in some areas of the city and people were rushing from their offices and fleeing to higher ground.
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency had earlier said the quake had a magnitude of 5.6 and struck near Cianjur, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Jakarta.
The tremors were felt at around 3:42 am across Punjab's Amritsar on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, informed National Center for Seismology.
The quake hit the area at 10.31 am at a depth of 10 km, it said.
Tremors were felt in Uttarakhand after a strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the remote mountainous region of western Nepal early Wednesday, killing six people.
A 5.7-magnitude tremor was felt in different areas of the national capital region including New Delhi and NCR cities.
A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the remote mountainous region of western Nepal early Wednesday, killing six people.
Scientists have expressed concern over the continuous tremors felt in the mountainous areas of Uttarakhand, especially the belt of Uttarkashi district.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located around 90 km from the border district of Pithoragarh.
Videos of people rushing out of their houses and neighbours gathering in groups, huddled over their phones as they tried to find out what had happened are all over social media.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Ritcher scale was felt whose epicentre, according to National Center for Seismology, was in Nepal.
The petition was filed against the owners of shops located on the premises of the Kali temple at Bishnupur in South 24 Parganas for non-payment of rent.