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Earthquake hits near Elko

Associated Press

RENO ” A large earthquake has struck northeast Nevada near Elko.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 and was reported at 6:16 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It was centered in a sparsely populated area 11 miles southeast of Wells near the Nevada-Utah line.

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

“It was pretty bad,” said Jane Kelso, who answered the phone at the Motel 6. “Everything in our whole building shook.

“We have cracks in our walls.”

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