A powerful earthquake has shook Taiwan as buildings and bridges collapsed. The US Geological Survey first estimated a magnitude of 7.2, but amended it to 6.9, which is still greater than the CWB assessment.
NASA scientists have detected the biggest extraterrestrial earthquake ever on Mars with a magnitude of 5 on the Richter scale.
Iceland witnessed a rare cluster of more than 10,000 earthquakes within the week. Located in between Europe and North America, Iceland is often hit by earthquakes because of its location between two continental plates that are moving further day by day from each other. While the shocks are common afterwards, that many flutters in a row are a rare incident.