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Historic San Antonio building damaged by earthquake

Wednesday's earthquake was recorded at a magnitude of 5.7 near Pecos, Texas.

SAN ANTONIO — The Robert B. Green historical building downtown has been determined "unsafe" by structural engineers after an earthquake occurred in west Texas Wednesday, according to a University Health press release. 

The release states the building has been closed off and a safety zone has been established around it. Some administrative offices are currently being moved to other office space in the city. 

Visible damage could be seen both from the sky and on the ground, including cracks to the building's exterior.

The Robert B. Green historical building, which is different from the newer clinical building of the same name that stands nearby, opened in 1917 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. A spokesperson said the newer building, which opened about 10 years ago, appears to be unaffected by the quake. 

Wednesday's earthquake was recorded at a magnitude of 5.7 near Pecos, Texas.  


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