Which of the following sentences is acceptable? Which one is preferable?
1. There was an earthquake happened last night at a remote village.
2. There was an earthquake last night in a remote village.
3. There was an earthquake hitting a remote village last night.
4. A huge earthquake hit a remote village last night.
2 and 4 are correct. I prefer 2 for written correspondence, as the word "huge" is rather informal and conversational, but 4 is fine for speech between friends.