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QUAKE ALERT: Fears of BIG ONE coming as US hit by EIGHT tremors in an hour

EIGHT earthquakes have hit the US in just one hour sparking fears of a long overdue ‘big one’ that could wipe out chunks of the West coast.

The US Geological Survey revealed a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, followed by a series of aftershocks, struck on Wednesday morning near Navada’s border with California.

The largest tremor hit at around 12.22am local time, and was closely followed by seven further quakes with magnitudes between three and 5.6.

Now there are fears a magnitude 7 or above “Big One” could strike the earthquake prone region.

Emergency services are said to be assessing the impact of the latest spate of quakes, but there have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage to buildings.

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