“It was a little rattle that kept getting bigger and stronger, like when 20 seconds can seem like 5 minutes.”
— Andria Williams, Mgr., Jim Butler Inn & Suites, Tonopah, Nevada, about earthquake 051520
May 15, 2020 Tonopah, Nevada – At 4:03 AM Pacific time, the 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck about 35 miles west of Tonopah, Nevada, a town of about 2,400 people. Some people reported their dogs going “nuts” as houses shook. USGS recorded vibrations further west in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay area. The quake originated at a depth of 1.7 to 3 miles. Its cause was a strike slip fault where part of the crust slips over another part of the crust.
The biggest damage occurred on the Vegas-Reno highway shown in the image above from the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The U. S. Geological Service (USGS) produced a map showing the earthquake location marked by a gold star northwest of Nellis Air Force Base identified as a Nevada National Security Site.
The Director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, Graham Kent, told reporters that this is the biggest quake to hit Nevada since 1954, 66 years ago. Back then there were two between 6.8 and 7.1 magnitude near Fallon, Nevada. There might be some aftershocks to this May 15, 2020, earthquake.
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8 Biggest Earthquakes in Nevada History: https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/8-biggest-earthquakes-in-nevada-history/
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