1915 Pleasant Valley Earthquake Centennial Field Trip— in the news!

Craig dePolo (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology) and Alan Wallace (U.S. Geological Survey, retired) will be co-leading the trip this Saturday to visit the site of the 1915 Pleasant Valley earthquake and will share their expertise on the area.

The 1915 Pleasant Valley, Nevada Earthquake Centennial:
Nevada’s Largest Earthquake

The Great Nevada Earthquake 100 Years Later
Sep 29, 2015, by Fred Wasser, KNPR
Read the article and listen to the interview with Alan Wallace.

1915 Great Nevada Earthquake spurs reminder for 2015 Great Nevada Shakeout:
Register now for Drop, Cover, Hold On public earthquake drill
Nevada Today, 9/29/2015, by Mike Wolterbeek

“About 100 years ago Nevada was rocked by the largest earthquake in its history, the 1915 magnitude 7.3 Pleasant Valley earthquake south of Winnemucca. Only a few large earthquakes since then have rumbled the state, but nothing near the surface scar – with a vertical offset as high as 19 feet – that stretched 35 miles across Nevada’s Great Basin.

“The centennial mark, Oct. 2, of our biggest quake is a good opportunity to remind ourselves Nevada is earthquake country, and we should be prepared,” Graham Kent, director of the University’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory, said. “That 1915 earthquake is a grim reminder of what could happen now, anywhere in Nevada, and with a population base much higher and much more dense in our major cities.”…

Described by dePolo as a “great chance to see the geological impacts caused by a large earthquake,” the trip will start with a short overview talk in Winnemucca followed by a vehicle caravan with two stops in the earthquake area. The trip will be limited to the first 80 people who sign up. A guide book will be available on the 1915 earthquake centennial web page for those interested in making the trip on their own: http://www.unr.edu/centennial. ”

You can read the entire story here.

Spots are Open for a Centennial Tour of the Quake
Buckaroo News, Winnemucca, NV
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
You can read the story here.

1915 Earthquake Centennial Infographic

Sign up for The Great Nevada ShakeOutand get ready to “Drop, Cover, and Hold” on October 15 at 10:15 a.m.

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