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Magnitude 6.0 NEVADA

Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 14:16:02 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 15 km (10 miles) ESE of Wells, Nevada 15 km (10 miles) ESE of Wells, Nevada at 7:16 AM MST, Feb 21, 2008 (6:16 AM PST in Nevada). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

At least three people injured and over twenty buildings heavily damaged and almost seven hundred buildings slightly damaged (VI) at Wells, Nevada. Felt (V) at Jackpot; (IV) at Battle Mountain, Carlin, Elko, Mountain City and Spring Creek; (III) at Ely, Eureka, Golconda, Lovelock and Winnemucca; (II) at Fallon and Reno, Nevada; (V) at Grand View and Rogerson; (IV) at Castleford, Filer, Hansen, Heyburn, Malad City, Malta, Paul, Rupert, Twin Falls and Wendell, (III) at American Falls, Bellevue, Boise, Buhl, Burley, Caldwell, Declo, Dietrich, Emmett, Fairfield, Garden Valley, Glenns Ferry, Gooding, Hagerman, Hailey, Hazelton, Idaho City, Inkom, Jerome, Ketchum, Kimberly, Middleton, Murtaugh, Nampa, Pocatello and Shoshone, (II) at Eagle, Garden City, Idaho Falls, Kellogg, Kuna, Lava Hot Springs, Mccammon, Meridian, Mountain Home, Preston and Star, Idaho; (V) at Wendover, (IV) at Farmington, Garland Salt Lake City and Snowville, (III) at American Fork, Brigham City, Clearfield, Corinne, Draper, Dugway, Grantsville, Hill AFB, Honeyville, Hooper, Hyde Park, Hyrum, Layton, Lehi, Logan, Ogden, Plymouth, Provo, Richmond, Roy, Sandy, Stockton, Syracuse, Tooele, Tremonton and West Jordan, (II) at Alpine, Bountiful, Delta, Kaysville, Lewiston, Magna, Midvale, North Salt Lake, Orem, Park City, Pleasant Grove, Providence, Riverton, Smithfield, South Jordan, Wellsville and Woods Cross, Utah; (II) at Spokane, Washington. Also felt at Laveen, Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Carmel Valley, Citrus Heights, Fort Bragg, Fresno, Huntington Beach, Midway City, Modesto, Newcastle, Oakland, Orange, Pasadena, Redwood City, Rocklin, Sacramento, San Ramon, Stockton and Ontario, California; Brighton and Fruita, Colorado; Aberdeen, Arco, Arimo, Bliss, Eden, Fish Haven, Greenleaf, Hammett, Homedale, Howe, Idaho Falls, Letha, Lucile, Mccall, Montpelier, Mountain Home A F B, Mullan, Murphy, New Plymouth, Paris, Parma, Pinehurst, Rockland, Soda Springs, Weiser, Weston and Wilder, Idaho; Absarokee, Montana; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Baker, Crescent Valley, Deeth, Denio, Fernley, Henderson, Nellis AFB, Overton, Pioche, Round Mountain, Tonopah and Yerington, Nevada; Burns, Harper, Jordan Valley, Nyssa and Ontario, Oregon; Bingham Canyon, Cedar Valley, Centerville, Clarkston, Cornish, Dutch John, Eden, Fielding, Grouse Creek, Hinckley, Huntsville, Lindon, Mendon, Mona, Morgan, Orem, Park, City, Payson, Portage, Rush Valley, Salem, Spanish Fork, Springville, Talmage, Vernon, Willard, Utah; Afton and Rock Springs, Wyoming.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver


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