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"We’ve got fires, we've got gas leaks, we've got injuries, we've got people without power," Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden said by telephone. "We’re dealing with it as best we can."
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has maintained a presence in Indonesia since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
By SARA RUBENSTEIN,REUTERS
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake was at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) and struck 114 km northwest of the city of Ilam, close to Iran's border with Iraq.
A team of French rescue experts began hunting through a huge expanse of debris on the outskirts of the Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, searching for any sign of life.
The Red Cross said the situation was "nightmarish" and reports from its workers venturing into one cut-off area.
At least 48 people had been killed and the death toll was expected to rise, said Nugroho.
Israel is guided by an important Jewish value of tikkun olam and we act upon it, with the intention of making a difference in the world through solidarity and commitment to help those in need, regardless of race and religion, in difficult times, anywhere in the world.
By JONATHAN PELED
The majority of the casualties were in the city of Tazehabad, northeast of Kermanshah, according to Tasnim.
Dozens of tremors have been felt around northern Israel in recent weeks.
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
MK Yinon Azoulay (Shas), took the occasion of the quakes to inform his colleagues that Reform Jews “are not Jews.”
By JAY RUDERMAN
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