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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.
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
Mission includes veteran aid workers, medical workers, and a psychosocial team.
The country's Geophysics Institute in a bulletin described "considerable damage" in the area of the epicenter and in Guayaquil, without providing further details.
7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes southern Japan, killing at least 20 people, injuring more than 1,000 and trapping people in collapsed buildings.
By SHINICHI SAOSHIRO/REUTERS
At least 20 killed in latest shock, some trapped; no irregularities reported at nuclear facilities in area.
By ELAINE LIES AND SHINICHI SAOSHIRO/REUTERS
"As the helicopter has broken into pieces and totally crashed there is no chance of any survivors."
Nepal's home ministry said the death toll from the quake had reached 19, with 981 injured.
"This is a really big one," owner of handicrafts shop in Kathmandu says.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
More than 7,500 people were killed and hundreds of thousands left homeless by the April 25 natural disaster.
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