Officials say that 950 people are dead after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Khōst region of Afghanistan.
There have also been more than 600 injured.
The death toll is expected to rise.
The earthquake occurred at 1:24 am local time and was centred 46 km southwest of Khōst at a depth of 50 km.
The area where the earthquake occurred is a mountainous region near the Pakistan border.