In progress seismic swarm west of Reno, Nevada


At just past 2 a.m. local time a small seismic swarm began just west of Reno, Nevada. The swarm kicked off with a M=3.7, and has been followed by 18 more earthquakes, including a M=3.9 that garnered nearly 500 felt reports on the USGS website. While none of these quakes have been large enough to case any damage, as only light shaking was recorded, reports came in from Carson City, and even Sacramento, 130 km away. As swarms can precede larger events, and because a large earthquake could do significant damage to the area, we thought we’d take a closer look at this part of eastern California and western Nevada.

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