Earthquake history of Nevada

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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Since 1852, more than 30 shocks of intensity VI or greater (Modified Mercalli scale) have occurred in western Nevada. At least three of these were classified as intensity X. In addition, seven earthquakes (intensity VI or greater) were centered in the eastern part of the State. Almost 2,000 other shocks have been cataloged in the nearly 125-year period of historical records. Thus, Nevada ranks among the most seismically active States. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquake history of Nevada
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 6
Issue 6
Year Published 1974
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 26
Last page 29
Country United States
State Nevada
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