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Announcements

Mogul Earthquake Information Session for Volunteer Recorder Hosts (all are welcome)

Wednesday August 13, 7:00 PM
3rd-floor Theater, Crowley Student Union
UNR Campus between Lawlor and the Knowledge Center
At this session you can:
  • Find out what we recorded, and how it will help
  • Get the latest on the Mogul earthquakes
  • Hear how you can prepare for Nevada's earthquake hazards
  • Have your questions answered by a panel of experts
Bring your friends, neighbors, and co-workers!
More on this experiment from here.



Seismo Lab Feature Archive

  • M 3.8 SW Gerlach Earthquake

  • M 3.1 (March 13th, 2008) Loyalton California Earthquake Report



  • Alamo Earthquake Report

  • For PDF map, Click here
  • For JPEG map, Click here

    04/30/2007

  • Bridgeport Earthquake Report

    - Feature Page - Click here

    03/12/2007

  • Earthquake Awareness Week in Nevada
    February 25 to March 3, 2007


    Governor Gibbons has declared that from Februrary 25th through March 3rd is Earthquake Awareness Week in Nevada. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory joins with the Governor in reminding you that Nevada is earthquake country, and that simple actions can prevent earthquake injuries, prevent losss of property, and minimize economic disruption. For preparedness information, please visit our pages on Earthquake Preparedness.

    Proclamations

    01/26/2007

  • Seismology Showcase

    During the student orientation, we demonstrated our technologies to future seismologists!

    Several photographs were taken at the booth:

    Photo 1 Photo 2

    09/11/06

  • Guest Speaker Came to UNR

    The Burt Slemmons Lecture Series Presents:

    Friday, September 22, 2006

    Dr. Lloyd S. Cluff
    Director, Geoscience Dept.
    Earthquake Risk Management
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company
    Topic: "Science, Engineering, and Decision Making for Natural Disasters"

    Navada News Top Story
    Click Here for the Flyer (pdf)

    Picture (Left: Dr. Cluff, and right: Mr. Slemmons) from the lecture

    09/30/06

  • Precariously Balanced Rock Page Opened!

    Researchers led by Dr. Jim Brune of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno, implement important research for resisting earthquakes.

    more detail

    07/06/06

  • UNR Team Contributes to Tsunami Warning

    A team led by Dr. Geoffrey Blewitt of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno, demonstrated that a large quake's true size can be determined within 15 minutes using GPS data. This is much faster than is possible with current methods.

    UNR News Page
    JPL News Page

    06/30/06

  • Winners from Seismo Lab


    2006 College of Science

    Nevada Seismological Laboratory students, Michelle Heimgartner (right) and Aasha Pancha (middle), won awards at the College of Science(COS) Poster Competition. Michelle won second place, and Aasha won third place.

    Congratulations!

    Feature Page

    06/15/06

  • Earthquake Awareness Week in Nevada
    February 25 to March 4, 2006


    Governor Guinn has declared that this is Earthquake Awareness Week in Nevada. The Nevada Seismological Laboratory joins with the Governor in reminding you that Nevada is earthquake country, and that simple actions can prevent earthquake injuries, prevent losss of property, and minimize economic disruption. For preparedness information, please visit our pages on Earthquake Preparedness.

    Proclamations

    Nevada News

    02/24/06

  • How Does Nevada Rank?
    [Feature Article]
    How Does Nevada Rank?

    02/24/06

  • Shake Map in Nevada

    Nevada's Ground Motions On Display: UNR ShakeMaps Join the USGS National Site

    After moderate or large earthquakes in Nevada, a computer program at NSL called ShakeMap makes maps of earthquake shaking intensity and ground motions. ShakeMap was developed by Caltech and USGS scientists to rapidly give emergency responders and the public information about where shaking may have caused damage or injury. As of January 2006 ShakeMaps made at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory are co-hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey on the national ShakeMap site.

    More details...

    Show me Nevada ShakeMaps...

    02/10/06

  • Pakistan Earthquake-- Scientists Renew a Warning About a Himalayan Danger Zone

    The earthquake in Pakistan, M7.6, on Oct. 8, 2005(UTC), occurred along the system of thrust faults that have formed the Himalayan mountain range. Much larger earthquakes have occurred on that fault in the past. UNR Professor Steve Wesnousky has studied the Himalayan faults, and he was interviewed for the Oct. 10 edition of the New York Times.
    See the article and maps

    10/10/05

  • Reflections on 1985 Michoacan, Mexico Earthquake

    Sept. 19 marks the 20th Anniversary of the M 8.1 earthquake that killed an estimated 10,000 people in Mexico City. Nevada Seismological Laboratory scientists Dr. Jim Brune and Dr. John Anderson led an experiment that recorded the first strong motion records in the near field of an earthquake that size.
    Read full article in LA Times

    More about the Guerrero Accelerograph Network

    9/19/05

  • M 4.2 Earthquake occurred in Southeast of Carson City

    A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded Friday, at 8:09 AM PDT on September 16, 2005, 18 km(12 miles) SE of Carson City, Nevada.
    Map of the earthquake
    Did you feel it? Report here

    Statistic of Reports


    To read full report


    USGS Page
    Last Earthquake in Nevada



  • M 4.8 Earthquake felt in Reno and Lake Tahoe region, Nevada and California.

    Map of the earthquakeA magnitude 4.8 earthquake was recorded Sunday, at 11:45 AM PDT on June 26, 2005, in the Reno - Lake Tahoe region, Nevada and California. Read the full information...





  • Glenn Biasi (Photo by: Jean Dixon)Glenn Biasi, research assistant professor with the University's Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and colleagues from the University of Oregon and the U. S. Geological Survey developed new methods of linking distributed evidence of prehistoric earthquakes to calculate the probability that the San Andreas fault will rupture again within the next 30 years. Read the full article...

    Photographed by Jean Dixon, UNR Communications.

  • Seismology faculty, Jim Brune and Rasool Anooshehpoor, were visited by National Geographic Magazine for an upcoming article on the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906 that killed 3,000 people. The magazine's photographer took pictures in the earthquake simulation lab and of precarious rock sites in the area that could cause significant damage in a future quake.


  • Blewitt and Smith at Slide Mt.NSL and NBMG scientists observed a probable magmatic event below North Lake Tahoe in late 2003. This slow event was inferred from a cluster of 1600 deep crustal microearthquakes and a small (~1 cm) displacement of Slide Mountain where a permanent geodetic station is installed. The magmatic event is thought to lie approximately 30 km (20 miles) below the surface and stopped abruptly in January of 2004. Details of this study can be found in a Science Magazine article just published. Read the press release...



Past Events

 2005 Nevada Seismological Laboratory