New! Fault and Seismicity Maps for Northern Nevada

QFaultMaps
Six new preliminary 1:250,000-scale maps that show Quaternary faults and seismicity in northern Nevada are now available. The faults presented are slightly modified from those on Quaternary Faults in Nevada (NBMG Map 167) and the USGS Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States and show fault activity by geologic age. The earthquake data set is compiled from a modified earthquake catalog by Slemmons and others (1965) which includes data beginning in the 1840s, earthquakes recorded by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory from 1970 through 2014, and earthquakes recorded by seismic networks in California and Utah. The shaded-relief basemap was created from a 10-meter digital elevation model and is illuminated from the northwest. These preliminary products are an effort to create more informative earthquake hazard maps for decision makers and the public.

Authors: Craig M. dePolo and Seth M. Dee
Year: 2015
Series: Open-File Reports 2015-11A–F
Format: 38 x 33 inches
Scale: 1:250,000

Here is the list of all six maps in this series:
OF2015-11A
Preliminary Quaternary fault and seismicity map of the Vya 1 x 2 degree quadrangle, Nevada

OF2015-11B
Preliminary Quaternary fault and seismicity map of the McDermitt 1 x 2 degree quadrangle, Nevada

OF2015-11C
Preliminary Quaternary fault and seismicity map of the Wells 1 x 2 degree quadrangle, Nevada

OF2015-11D
Preliminary Quaternary fault and seismicity map of the Lovelock 1 x 2 degree quadrangle, Nevada

OF2015-11E
Preliminary Quaternary fault and seismicity map of the Winnemucca 1 x 2 degree quadrangle, Nevada

OF2015-11F
Preliminary Quaternary fault and seismicity map of the Elko 1 x 2 degree quadrangle, Nevada

Click here for an index map of the six 250K quadrangles.

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