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Great Nevada ShakeOut earthquake drill scheduled for Oct. 21

by Kristen Hackbarth
The magnitude 6.5 Monte Cristo Range earthquake that occurred in the fairly remote area of the central Walker Lane on May 15, 2020 was the largest earthquake in Nevada in 66 years. With an 18 mile long rupture zone, the earthquake was felt with light to moderate shaking throughout Nevada, central California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and southern Utah.