More aftershocks possible, but chances of earthquake in Las Vegas low

More aftershocks possible, but chances of earthquake in Las Vegas low

Robert Graves, a seismologist from the U.S. Geological Survey, stands in front of a display of earthquakes in Searles Valley during a news conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., Friday evening, July 5. A series of quakes jolted much of California Friday evening, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue. (AP Photo/John Antczak) Nevada faces a low risk of California’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggering a seismic event along one of its many fault lines, according to a federal earthquake expert. The risk of a larger event being triggered is low in general, according to geophysicist John Bellini of the U.S. Geological Survey, but the distance between the quakes that rattled California’s Searles Valley and Nevada’s fault lines makes earthquakes here even less likely to be triggered. “There’s always some mathematical […]

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