Earthquake in Nevada: Cal-Nevada Disaster Response is monitoring situation
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake centered near Wells,
There have been at least six aftershocks.
Preliminary information from the Elko County Emergency Management and Wells fire Management Officer is that most of the 700 residential structures are presumed damaged, with 25 historic building collapsed or sustaining major damage. Numerous chimney collapses were observed. There is visible damage to schools, shops, and businesses.
The Wells water system sustained breaks in at least two places and the state is moving water left over from Fernley flood response to the Wells area.
The Nevada Department of Transportation is inspecting bridges and roads from the epicenter outward. Two dams are being inspected for damage, as well.
According to Incident Command, all needs are currently being met. Anticipated needs include water, military field rations or ready-to-eat meals, and shelter assistance.
At this time, however, volunteer involvement is premature, according to King. However, she advises early response teams to stand by for further information and instruction from the Conference Disaster Response Office.