The quakes are centered 8 miles northeast of Virginia City and being felt by people in Reno. Swarms like this are not uncommon. But, this week the intensity increased from one-plus-magnitude to over three. Ken Smith of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada Reno says, that is cause for concern.
“It wouldn’t be unusual to see a large earthquake out of a sequence like this,” Smith said.
The land near Virginia City is like swiss cheese because of mining history in the area. The buildings are also old, un-reinforced masonry. Smith says a magnitude-five quake could cause damage and people should prepare emergency plans and supply kits just in case.
The first life-sized skeletal replica of ancient fish-lizard has been installed in a Reno museum. The Discovery Museum in Reno is the new permanent home of the first-known skeletal replica of an ancient fish-like lizard.
The filing period for the race for Mayor in Reno officially opened Monday. More candidates than expected are already in the race.
The Lake Tahoe area has just recorded its wettest February in 14 years, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. But winter precipitation is still just above half of normal.
Gambling with debit cards is now a reality in Nevada and will soon be in California.
New data show significant achievement gaps among students in Reno and administrators are trying to start a public conversation to solve the problem.