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Professionals are holding a conference this week, and making public new research regarding the building threat of a large seismic event at the California / Nevada border.
This region is a location I have reported on at length, even as recent as yesterdays Earthquake forecast video.
I have made multiple posts on the topic of the California / Nevada border, and the building seismic unrest in the area.
See the multiple posts for yourself:
My videos were met with full denial by professionals who took to my social media pages to disparage me over covering the earthquakes at the California Nevada border. Furthermore, these well credentialed individuals went on to say there was not any large earthquake threat at the CA / NV border.
A lead professor from a well known institution came to my page(s) to say the region was not earthquake prone, and told me I didn’t understand basic geology for raising concern about the earthquakes currently striking at multiple dormant volcanoes across this exact same CA/NV area.
Now we see that other professionals are concerned enough to do whole studies on the location, and talk about the location at their Geologist conferences being held this week.
Read the full story at the link below:
Major earthquake overdue in California’s Eastern Sierra, study finds
“Scientists say the Sierra’s eastern front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line, where a magnitude 7 event expected on average every 30 years hasn’t occurred in six decades.
Nevada Seismology Laboratory Director Graham Kent says the region’s earthquake “drought” is likely one of the sources of a public misconception that it is at a low risk of experiencing a serious earthquake.
He planned to discuss details about the latest research Tuesday during an Earthquake Economic Resiliency Forum ahead of the Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting, running Wednesday to Friday in Reno.
Kent said a magnitude 6 earthquake or larger typically strikes every 10 years or so along the Sierra Nevada frontal fault system running from south of Yosemite National Park to north of Reno and Lake Tahoe. There were seven magnitude 6.5 or larger in the region from 1915 to 1954, but none since, he said. The last magnitude 6 was 22 years ago in the Carson Valley south of Carson City.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates a magnitude 6 quake could cause up to $1.9 billion in damage in the Reno-Sparks area and $590 million in the populated area of South Lake Tahoe, Kent said.
“Let’s take advantage of this extraordinary quiescent period in our earthquake history,” Kent said. “We have a great opportunity to bring experts together with our community — those who need to put plans in place not only for disaster response but, just importantly, a plan for quick economic recovery.”
The experts are gathering in Nevada days after powerful earthquakes killed hundreds of people in Ecuador (magnitude 7.8) and killed dozens and wounded thousands in Japan (magnitude 7.1). Scheduled speakers Tuesday include Dick McCarthy, executive director of the California Seismic Safety Commission, and Cory Lyman, director of the Salt Lake City Emergency Management’s “Fix the Bricks” program.”