Thursday, February 21, 2008

US - Large earthquake hits Nevada

Early reports of a 6.3 quake were revised down to 6.0

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale has hit Nevada in the US. Early reports from the USGS put the strength of the quake at 6.3 but later said it was a 6.0 magnitude tremor. Although there was some damage to buildings there are no reports of injuries. The quake struck at 06:16 local time [14:16 UTC]. [BBC / CNN]

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