Two new earthquake publications
Map 179—Earthquakes in Nevada: 1840s to 2010
by Diane M. dePolo and Craig M. dePolo
one 40×44-inch color map, scale 1:1,000,000; folded or rolled, $18.00 or free on the Web:
Nevada is earthquake country; earthquakes occur every day in the state and a large damaging quake shakes some part of Nevada almost every decade. In fact, according to a 2006 report by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, Nevada ranks third in the list of states with the most magnitude ≥5 earthquakes, trailing only Alaska and California.This 1:1,000,000-scale map shows over 188,000 earthquakes that have occurred in or adjacent to Nevada over the last 170 years (1840s–2010). This map also features a series of small maps showing earthquake epicenters over four time periods. The map was prepared by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno in cooperation with the Nevada Earthquake Safety Council, the Nevada Division of Emergency Management, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Special Publication 37—Damaging Earthquakes in Nevada: 1840s to 2008
by Craig M. dePolo
one 35×45-inch color poster; 4-page text, b/w; folded or rolled, $19.00 or free on the Web:
Prepared by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology with assistance from the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, the Seismological Society of America, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Federal Emergency Management AgencyThe damaging earthquakes briefly described on this map occurred during the period from the mid-1800s to 2008. They are the largest historical examples, but do not include all significant and damaging earthquake events in the state. These events and their descriptions remind us that Nevada is earthquake country and that earthquakes will produce strong shaking within our communities in the future.