Strong earthquake rocks US state of Nevada

February 22nd, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by admin  

Washington, Feb 21 (Xinhua) A strong earthquake rocked the western state of Nevada in the US Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The USGS reported the quake was 6.3 degrees on the Richter scale and at a depth of some 10 km below the surface.

The epicentre of the quake was about 250 km from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Officials in Nevada said there were unconfirmed reports of damage to buildings there.

Residents from Salt Lake City and Boise, Idaho reported feeling the quake.

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