A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Bali, Indonesia.
It was detected northeast of Kemeduran on Thursday, the US Geological Survey confirmed.
The quake measured at a depth of 588km and initially sparked fears of a tsunami.
It was 125km northeast of Surabaya, Java,
An official tsunami warning hasn't been issued but locals living near Mount Agung volcano were seen evacuating their homes following increased seismic activity in Karangasem.
Officials have more than doubled the size of the evacuation zone around the volcano on the tourist island of Bali and raised its alert level for the second time in less than a week.
Bali follows a number of countries that have experienced strong earthquakes in the past week.
Two earthquakes also shook New Zealand on Wednesday, measuring 5.8 and 5.1 on the richter scale.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake also struck the centre of Vanuatu's Erromango island and was fairly deep at 200km, USGS said.
And a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, just 320 kilometres east of Fukushima nuclear plant.
Hurricane Maria restrengthened to a major hurricane early Thursday after laying waste to Puerto Rico and leaving the island totally in the dark.
The latest update from the National Hurricane Center at 5 a.m. shows maximum sustained winds for Maria are now 115 mph. The storm returned to major hurricane status after moving back over open water before it is expected to affect Turks and Caicos Thursday night.
At least 10 people have died in the storm, including seven in Dominica, two in Guadeloupe and one in Puerto Rico.
The storm is expected to strengthen over the next day or two as it moves north, the National Weather Service said. The storm could be a high-end Category 3 or low-end Category 4 storm while it passes Turks and Caicos. Beyond Turks and Caicos the hurricane is likely to weaken as it moves between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast.
Maria is not expected to threaten the United States mainland.
Maria was lashing the eastern end of the Dominican Republic with strong winds and heavy rain overnight. The eye was about 70 miles north of the resort town of Punta Cana at 5 a.m. and moving northwest at about 9 mph.
Even as the storm moved away from Puerto Rico, the island was still being hit with heavy rain bands Thursday. Storm surge was receding from Puerto Rico Thursday, but the U.S. territory was hit with 20 to 30 inches of rain in 24 hours, with some areas seeing 35 inches locally. Maria came ashore as a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds -- the first Category 4 storm to hit the island since 1932.
Less was known about the damage beyond the densely populated San Juan region, although it was certain to be just as horrific, particularly on the normally idyllic southeast coast where Maria came ashore. The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday night warned that “catastrophic flash flooding was occurring over portions of Puerto Rico.”