Archive | October 2009

New NBMG products on earthquakes

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 (previously released) 

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)



Jon Price receives prestigious Ian Campbell Medal

Jon Price, NBMG Director and State Geologist, is the 28th recipient of the Ian Campbell Medal which was awarded at the GSA meeting in Portland this month.


Read about this story at:

Nevada News  (

The American Geological Institute  (

You can listen to Jon’s acceptance speech at:

National Geographic Channel special “Earthquake Swarm” to air Thursday November 5, 10pm, PST

This special on the Mogul earthquake swarm features Craig dePolo and Bill Hammond of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Glenn Biasi of the Nevada Seismological Lab, and Ian Buckle of the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering/Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research.

You can see a preview of the show at:

Here is a link to the 2008 map that Craig dePolo refers to in the National Geographic video clip–Quaternary faults in Nevada:

Other related links :

Mogul-Somersett earthquake swarm:

Earthquake information: