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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.
No damage in Israel was reported as a result of the tremor.
Three people died in Oaxaca during Saturday's tremor, including a man who was attacked by a swarm of wild bees, authorities said.
The earthquake struck 32 years to the day after a devastating 1985 quake and less than two weeks after a powerful tremor killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country.
"I had never been anywhere where the earth moved so much. At first I laughed, but when the lights went out I didn't know what to do."
Full estimates are still being determined, but it's reported over 30,000 of the evacuees were tourists.
Epicenter of quake located 91 km northeast of the city of Christchurch, where an Israeli backpacker died in an earthquake 5 years ago.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
The USGS said the quake was centered 68 km east southeast of Perugia. It was 108 km deep.
The quake caused some damage to the mountainous road network in the area due to falling rocks but no casualties.
The quake and its aftershocks toppled ancient buildings and left homes in rubble.
The 6.2 magnitude quake is believe to have struck near the Umbrian city of Norcia, which has a picturesque historic center and is a major tourist site.
By ERIC J. LYMAN,REUTERS
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