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Israel's last major earthquake struck in 1927, killing 130 in Jerusalem, but there are many minor quakes each year.
It's not clear whether any foreign nationals were casualties in the earthquake.
Tragically, the body of Rabbi Chaim Ashkenazi, z’l, the son-in-law of the Chief Rabbi of Mexico, Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, was pulled from the rubble.
"In contrast to other scenarios that threaten the home front, the basic rule is: Get out of the houses, get out of the buildings. “The safest place is open space.”
The drill is part of the Israel Defense Forces' annual training exercises for the nation.
Israelis would be more willing to forgive the PM for smoking thousand-dollar gift cigars than for losing the creative edge of the defense apparatus.
The Fukushima prefecture in Japan urged coastal residents to move to higher ground after being hit by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake.
Israel offers aid to Italy after a 6.6-scale earthquake rocks the central region, destroying buildings.
In the capital of Nepal, officials and ordinary citizens gathered to remember those who lost their lives in the 2015 earthquake, the worst in 80 years.
The first group of rescued Israelis from Nepal are to arrive home on an IAF airlift in the wee hours of Monday with 3 premature babies.
Chabad co-emissary Chani Lifshiftz says "hundreds of Israelis" arrive safely at the Chabad House after deadly quake in Nepal.
Several Israelis suffered light injuries but 150 still have made no contact with officials.
Several Israelis suffered minor injuries in Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed approximately 1,500 people, but approximately 250 Israelis are not accounted for,...
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