6.3 earthquake hits northeast Nevada

February 21, 2008 10:58:50 AM PST
A strong earthquake has struck northeast Nevada. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 and was reported around 6:16 a.m. Thursday.

It was centered in a sparsely populated area near the Nevada-Utah line.

Elko County Undersheriff Rocky Gonzalez said there are unconfirmed reports of damage to buildings.

The temblor was felt across eastern Nevada, Utah and as far away as Southern California.

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