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Israel's last major earthquake struck in 1927, killing 130 in Jerusalem, but there are many minor quakes each year.
The Fukushima prefecture in Japan urged coastal residents to move to higher ground after being hit by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake.
A 6.0-magnitude quake in California sent 89 people to the hospital and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.
It couldn’t happen to a more deserving country. Iran sits on seismic faults and experiences an earthquake almost every day. This time, tremors damaged the Bushehr nuke site. Iran, of course, denies it.