by Brooke Boone
from Wolton Website
Nevada Seismologists are keeping a close eye on an area southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada where hundreds of earthquakes have been detected since Sunday.
Graham Kent is Director of Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada Reno. He says there have been hundreds of earthquakes southwest of Hawthorne over the past few days.
The largest - recorded at a 4.4 in size.
Kent says unlike the 2008 quakes in
damaged so many homes, these earthquakes are fortunately not
underneath a community.
Kent then made an eerie comparison,
But Kent says just because those devastating quakes happened on un-named faults does not mean that the series of quakes near Hawthorne will lead to a big quake there.
Reno, Carson City and the Las Vegas valley all lie on top of fault lines.
And right now, there is no way to predict where the next big quake will occur.
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