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Thank you for contacting me about earthquakes in Nevada. I appreciate hearing from you.
As you may know, Nevada is ranked third for seismic activity in the United States. Active earthquake faults can be found throughout Nevada and thousands of earthquakes occur each year in Nevada-almost all of which are too small to be felt. In fact, two fault lines have been detected that run through Reno city limits that are capable of large (magnitude 7 or higher) quakes. The United States Geological Survey's (USGS) website contains a map of recent earthquake activity in the United States; the USGS strives to provide seismic activity as soon as it occurs. This information is often imprecise and is later corrected by adjusting the estimated magnitude of the earthquake once more accurate information is collected. The USGS is primarily a scientific service and does not provide disaster relief.
In light of the recent quakes that have been felt in Northern Nevada, it may be a good idea to go over some simple safety steps that you can take to protect yourself should another tremor be felt. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory's website has a list of steps you can take, as well as additional information on earthquakes in Nevada: www.seismo.unr.edu...
Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
My best wishes to you.
United States Senator
Originally posted by observe50
I read awhile back that inland of Vancouver Island and I believe also San Francisco that if a large enough quake hits the land will/could? liquidify.
I think I read a 5.5 or larger would do Inland Vancouver Island and I don't know the mag. for S.F.
I think this is very disturbing considering the number of people that live in these areas and they may not even know this.
I also watch for things that might not blow high in the sky but implode down.
I have learned that if you look up you should also look down.
We need an update on the shaking in Reno. I haven't seen damntheptb I wonder what he is feeling, does it seem to be settling down any?