We drove through the worst affected areas, and there was damage all along the roads. This earthquake has caused devastation and despair.
More than 100 have died and 5,700 have been injured in an earthquake in China. Many were trapped under buildings near Ya'an in Sichuan.
A powerful earthquake struck China's south western Sichuan province today, leaving 157 dead and more than 5,700 injured.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has hit southwestern Pakistan, the Associated Press has reported citing an official.
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck along the border between Mexico and Guatemala, the US Geological Survey announced.
The quake was at a depth of 42 miles, the USGS added.
New aerial studies of the earth's surface could help predict where earthquakes and landslides might occur, according to scientists.
Specialist sensors carried by aeroplanes are being used to take measurements which allow experts to pinpoint areas of land which are changing shape as a result of the earth's plates moving.
Scientists from Edinburgh University used the data to investigate how these movements - known as tectonic activity - have impacted on hills in California's San Andreas Fault.
Simon Mudd, from Edinburgh University's School of Geosciences, said: "We are excited by our finding that growing landscapes have a distinct topographic signature that can be detected using improved remote sensing techniques.
"In tectonically active regions, such growing landscapes are associated with faults so our findings offer the potential of rapid and cost-effective detection of potentially hazardous areas."
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck south of New Zealand's capital on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey, causing strong shaking and knocking objects off shelves.
Air and rail services have been suspended, while some power outages were reported in the capital Wellington.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck southern Peru, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The epicenter of the quake was located 53 miles northwest of Arequipa, Peru, at a depth of about 52 miles, according to the USGS. Magnitude 6 quakes are capable of causing severe damage.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The British Geological Society reported that the earthquake had also been felt in Liverpool, Mold, Cardigan, and Wicklow, Ireland.
– British Geological Survey
This was a larger than average earthquake, we get around one a year of this size.
People have reported hearing an initial loud banging, followed by rumbling, and intense shaking.
An earthquake close to North Wales has been felt over an area of 140km by people who reported "intense shaking".
The epicentre of the earthquake in the Irish Sea was 15km away from the town of Abersoch, Gwynedd, and measured a magnitude of 3.8, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.
It happened at around 4.15am and was felt as far away as Southport in Merseyside.
More than 100 reports from people who felt the earthquake have been made to the BGS, who said the majority were within a 100km radius.
The British Geological Survey has confirmed there was an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 3.8 off the Llyn Peninsula this morning. It was detected at around 4.15am and people have reported feeling the tremor as far afield as Rhyl.
A 3.8 magnitude earthquake has hit Llyn Peninsula in north Wales, the British Geological Survey reports.
The quake hit at a depth of eight kilometres.