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Nevadans to participate in statewide quake drill

Central Nevada rattled for a six-month period in 1954 when four earthquakes ranging in magnitude of 6.6 to 7.2 shook Churchill County from July to December. A distinctive fault line runs near Fairview Peak after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the range that is about eight miles south of U.S. Highway 50. The series of earthquakes resulted in considerable damage and toppled chimneys and shelves in Fallon and Austin and caused some building foundations to shift. Since that time, however, the area has experienced minor tremors but nothing compared to the strong earthquakes that caused anxiety for many Lahontan Valley …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 15, 2013 06:15PM Published Oct 15, 2013 06:15PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.