Rescue workers in Indonesia are combing through the rubble of collapsed buildings after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake ripped through southern Java on Wednesday. At least 57 people are confirmed dead and thousands have been left homeless.
A massive 7.0-magnitude quake struck the Indonesian island of Java, killing at least 35 people and sparking a panic as dozens of buildings collapsed in the area. The tremors were felt in Jakarta, around 120 miles from the epicentre.
A 6.6-magnitude quake hit the south of New Zealand on Wednesday, sparking a brief tsunami alert across the Tasman Sea before being cancelled. The earthquake caused minor damage but no injuries have been reported.
The South Pacific island of Tonga was hit by a major 7.9-magnitude earthquake according to officials. No casualties have been reported. A tsunami alert had been issued for the surrounding region before being cancelled.
Four years after a deadly Indian Ocean tsunami devastated coastal nations and killed more than 220,000 people, rebuilding has seen mixed results with some areas flourishing while others stumble on the path to recovery.
A severe 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing one person and destroying homes as thousands evacuated coastal areas. The country's meteorological agency lifted an earlier tsunami warning.
Scientists have analysed sand deposited around coastal areas in Thailand and Indonesia in a bid to understand the history of tsunamis in the region. According to their findings, a massive tsunami similar to that of 2004 occurred 600 years ago.