Japan's Quake Stirs Bad Memories For Nevada Town

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WELLS, Nev. (AP) - The devastating earthquake in Japan is stirring bad memories for residents of a small northeastern Nevada town rocked by a temblor three years ago.

The Deseret News of Salt Lake City reports Wells residents are still rebuilding after a magnitude-6 quake damaged hundreds of homes and business buildings on Feb. 21, 2008.

Matthew Holford of the Wells Chamber of Commerce says Japan's quake made a lot of residents nervous in the town, located along Interstate 80 about 60 miles from the Utah line.

Residents say a lot of buildings have been repaired but buildings in the heart of the downtown have gone unrepaired due to a lack of money.

Wells didn't have enough damage to qualify for federal assistance.


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