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Scientists map quake faults in Reno

Associated Press

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.