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Geohazards

 

Nevada is at risk of numerous geohazards including flooding, fires, earthquakes, and other risks that people may not be able to see, such as radon. NBMG scientists continue to research these hazards to help Nevada citizens learn how to protect themselves from danger.

To see a map of what hazards may be near you, view the MyHAZARDS - Nevada web application.

 

2008 Wells Earthquake

EARTHQUAKES

SPECIAL FEATURE: The 1915 Pleasant Valley, Nevada Earthquake Centennial
Nevada's Largest Earthquake

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Publications

Earthquake Presentations

Media Scripts for Post Earthquake-Safety

Priority List for Fault Investigations

More Earthquake Links

Earthquakes in Nevada

Earthquake hazards have been and continue to be one of the largest causes of damage throughout the Great Basin. To give an idea on exactly how active the state is, the video above shows a long history of recorded seismic events in the area, from the 1850 to 2012.

 

Mine Dangers

ABANDONED MINES AND CONTAMINATION

Abandoned Mine Dangers

Mining Related Contamination

Water Contamination

 

 

Slide Mountain

NATURAL DISASTERS AND OTHER HAZARDS

Drought

Debris Flows & Flooding

Fires

Landslides

Liquifaction

Radon

Subsidence

Swelling Clay