Nevada Hit with a 6.0 Earthquake

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Tony Yin writes, On Thursday, February 21, 2008, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.

On Thursday, February 21, 2008, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 from an estimate in U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado hit northeastern Nevada. Luckily, this unpredicted earthquake was centered on a nearly unpopulated place 11 miles southeast of Wells, a historic Nevada mining town. According to the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center, the earthquake occurred around 6:16 a.m.In the town of Wells, where many abandoned houses remain after the gold rush, windows shattered and building facades and signs fell. However, none of the residents were seriously hurt from the earthquake. The temblor was felt across much of the West, from northern Idaho and Utah to Southern California, and more than a dozen aftershocks were reported.Scientists say that an earthquake of this magnitude size in this location was unusual. It has never happened in 150 years since the last big quake.