Scientists map quake faults in Reno
RENO – Scientists in Reno are using a machine that emits vibrations to map underground rock layers and earthquake faults.
Researchers say the information will help identify the city’s most quake-prone areas, allowing better use of resources, such as funding to retrofit older buildings.
Experts with the University of Nevada, Reno and the U.S. Geological Survey are corroborating on the $1 million federal study.
Similar projects have been conducted in areas of California and Utah.
The Reno survey is focusing on a stretch along the Truckee River from downtown Reno to Sparks.