No damage, injuries in desert earthquake near Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Friday, June 14, 2002
LAS VEGAS (AP) - No damage or injuries were immediately reported
after a pre-dawn earthquake in the desert about 75 miles northwest of
Las Vegas and 30 miles southeast of Beatty.
The temblor, centered about 3 miles beneath the surface, struck at
5:40 a.m. not far from the site of the federal government's Yucca
Mountain nuclear waste repository, said scientists at the U.S.
Geological Survey in Golden, Colo.
Geophysicist John Minsch said the earthquake might not have been felt
in Las Vegas.
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