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        2/22/2011, Adar 18, 5771

      New Zealand Revises Quake Toll Downwards

      New Zealand has revised downward the death toll in the earthquake Monday night. Civil Defense authorities in the country now say that 38 people were killed in the quake – and not 65, as had been reported earlier.

      Reports from the country said that there had at least 11 aftershocks since the main quake, several of them measuring at least 4 on the Richter scale. The New Zealand government is considering whether to declare a state of emergency.