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Maps & Publications

The 21 February 2008 Mw 6.0 Wells, Nevada Earthquake (Special Publication 36) A compendium of earthquake-related investigations prepared by the University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada Statewide HAZUS Database Update (Open-File Report 09-7)

Estimated Losses from Earthquakes near Nevada Communities (Open-File Report 09-8), with summary tables and links to summary reports for scenarios involving earthquakes of magnitued 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, and 7.0 for 38 communities in Nevada

Quaternary Faults in Nevada—Online Interactive Map (Open-File Report 09-9), an online version of NBMG Map 167 for locating faults on various base maps, including topographic maps and aerial photographs

Quaternary Faults in Nevada (NBMG Map 167), poster version at 1:1,000,000 scale

Loss-estimation modeling of earthquake scenarios for each county in Nevada using HAZUS-MH (Open-File Report 06-1) PDF on the Web/Hardcopy

Living with earthquakes in Nevada (Special Publication 27) PDF on the Web/Hardcopy

Earthquakes in Nevada and how to survive them (Educational Series 16) PDF on the Web

Terremotos en Nevada y como sobrevivirlos (Educational Series 27) PDF on the Web/Hardcopy

Earthquakes in Nevada (Map 119) PDF on the Web/Hardcopy

Earthquake shaking potential map for portions of eastern California and western Nevada (Open-File Report 05-2) PDF on the Web/Hardcopy

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country, Utah Seismic Safety Commission

Turbulent times in the Truckee Meadows (Educational Series 33) PDF on the Web/Hardcopy

What's shakin' in the neighborhood? (Educational Series 34) PDF on the Web/Hardcopy

Planning scenario for a major earthquake in western Nevada (Special Publication 20) Hardcopy

Surficial geology, hydrology, and late Quaternary tectonics of the IXL Canyon area, Nevada as related to the 1954 Dixie Valley earthquake (Bulletin 102) Hardcopy

Earthquake epicenter map of Nevada (Map 29) Hardcopy

Quaternary fault map of Nevada, Reno sheet (Map 79) Hardcopy

Geology and earthquake hazards, Reno NE Quadrangle (Open-File Report 87-5) Hardcopy

Earthquake hazard maps of 7.5-minute quadrangles (hardcopy only): Reno, Reno NE, Reno NW, Mt. Rose NE, Washoe City, Carson City, South Lake Tahoe, New Empire, Genoa



Drop, Cover, and Hold Animation - download file (11.8 Mb)

"Earthquake Hazards in Eureka and White Pine Counties" presentation to the Nevada Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee on 8 May 2012

"Earthquake Hazards in Carson City" presentation to the Nevada Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee on 7 February 2012

"Potential Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (URMs) in Nevada" presentation to the Nevada Earthquake Safety Council, 9 November 2011

"Earthquake Hazards in Storey County" presentation in Virginia City on 25 August 2011

"Earthquake Hazards in Elko County" presentation on 26 April 2011

"Earthquake Hazards in Lyon County" presentation on 10 February 2011

"Earthquake Hazards in Nye County" presentation in Pahrump on 18 November 2010

"Earthquake Hazards in Pershing County" presentation in Lovelock on 26 August 2010

"Earthquake Hazards in Lincoln County" presentation in Caliente on 27 May 2010

"Earthquake Hazards in Clark County" presentation to the Nevada Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee in Las Vegas on 10 November 2011

"Earthquake Hazards in Storey County" presentation at the Virginia City/Comstock Seismic Summit, 25 March 2010

"Earthquake Hazards in Carson City" presentation for the Carson City School Board on 23 February 2010

"Earthquake Hazards in Washoe County" presentation for the Washoe County Commission on 23 February 2010

"Earthquake Hazards in Churchill County" presentation made in Fallon, Nevada on 11 February 2010 for the Nevada Earthquake Safety Council

Nevada Earthquake Safety Council Presentation, November 4, 2009, on Open-File Reports 09-8 (Estimated Losses from Earthquakes near Nevada Communities) and 09-9 (Quaternary Faults in Nevada - Online Interactive Map) - .pdf, 21 Mb

Earthquake Loss-Estimation Modeling
Presented Feb. 7, 2006, 24 slides, 2 Mb

Earthquake Loss-Estimation Modeling
Presented Feb. 23, 2006, 97 slides, 7Mb




Find Your Home or Business on an Earthquake Map

Earthquake Mitigation Saves Lives - video

FEMA Earthquake Information for Businesses and Other Organizations

Media Scripts for Post-Earthquake Public Safety (.pdf)

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Priority List for Fault Investigations

Advice on Preparing for a Damaging Earthquake in Nevada

Earthquake Quiz

USGS Earthquake Glossary

USGS Earthquake Magnitude Glossary

USGS Seismology Glossary

U.S. Geological Survey Earthquakes Program

Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States

Seismic Hazard Maps

Earthquakes in California and Nevada (USGS map, 1994)

Earthquake Probability Maps

Probabilities of Earthquakes Occurring within 50 Years within 50 Kilometers of Major Communities in Nevada

Nevada Earthquake Information

Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Earthquakes in southern Nevada (UNLV)

Nevada Earthquake Safety Council

Preparedness and Awareness

Nevada Department of Emergency Management

Nevada HAZUS Users Group

Nevada Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee

State of Nevada Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Consensus Nevada Priorities from the Western Nevada Basin and Range Community Velocity Model Workshops, November 3, 2008 - .pdf, 19k

Earthquake Preparedness Information from the Washington State Emergency Management Division - some useful information for Nevada residents and visitors