Earthquake Anniversary—6.0 in Verdi, Nevada in 1948

Today, Tuesday December 29, is the anniversary of the M6.0 earthquake in Verdi, Nevada in 1948.

The events shown on the poster Damaging Earthquakes in Nevada: 1840s to 2008, by Craig dePolo, remind us that Nevada is earthquake country and that earthquakes will produce strong shaking within our communities in the future.


Learn more about recent earthquake activity in your area and how to protect yourself from future earthquakes:

Nevada Seismological Laboratory (University of Nevada Reno):  (Phone: 775-784-4975)  (Current earthquake information)  (Sign up to receive earthquake notifications)

The Great Nevada ShakeOut:[]

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology:

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