March 14, 1989 |
An earthquake, possibly triggered by a mine blast, Monday toppled chimneys on several people in East Germany and damaged 80% of one town, news reports said. The official East German news agency said the quake was recorded at a magnitude of 5.5 and was centered near the East-West German border. In Washington, U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Don Finley said the epicenter was about 25 miles northeast of Fulda, West Germany. The Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 2:02 p.m.