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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.
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.
A 6.0-magnitude quake in California sent 89 people to the hospital and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.