Friday, February 22, 2008

Earthquake 6.0 Rocks Nevada

Windows shattered and building facades and signs fell, but no one was seriously injured when a powerful earthquake shook this rural northeastern town of Wells, Nevada on Thursday. The quake, which had an estimated magnitude of 6.0 according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado, struck at 6:16 a.m., near Wells in a sparsely populated area near the Nevada-Utah line. Almost all of the 700 residential structures in town had some damage. This was unusual for an earthquake to happen here. More strange things have happened this year. Tornadoes out of season in winter. What is next?

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