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Emergency declared after quake

February 23, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Gov. Jim Gibbons declared a state of emergency for the remote high-desert town of Wells a day after it was rocked by a strong earthquake.

Dozens of aftershocks rattled the crossroads town near the Utah border after the magnitude 6.0 quake damaged hundreds of homes, reduced part of its historic district to rubble, and closed businesses and schools.

No one was killed, and no serious injuries were reported.

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