Suppose that a super-powerful earthquake occurred anywhere on Earth, say one with the value 10 on Richter's scale. The quake can have any value but as can be read in a comment below the highest value ever measured was 32 on a superdense star. In that case, it's much more difficult to tear the star apart. The Earth, in contrast, could be torn apart by a quake with value 10 because she is highly less massive.
Suppose the quake was mainly transversal (in a vertical direction). Could it be that correspondingly waves emerged from the center of the quake, traveling the Earth around to come together and reinforced again on the opposite side of the center, with the effect that the quake was felt more strongly on the opposite side of the center than at places halfway from the center (or halfway to the opposite side of the center), to say it in one long breath? Or would too much energy be absorbed from the waves by the Earth to reach the opposite side?