Series of earthquakes hit south of Bunkerville

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A map courtesy of the USGS shows the exact locations of earthquakes that have struck south of Bunkerville between April 7 and May 6, 2016.

A map courtesy of the USGS shows the exact locations of earthquakes that have struck south of Bunkerville between April 7 and May 6, 2016.

When the word earthquake is mentioned, the first active area thought of is California, known for the San Andreas Fault. However, California comes in second to Alaska, followed by Hawaii and then Nevada. Utah is ranked nine in the nation and Arizona is at 13.

Yes, Nevada is the fourth most active state for earthquakes, and recently it has been more noticeable.

With a 3.4 earthquake hitting south of Littlefield on April 8, and a larger one nearly a year ago centralized 48 miles north of Mesquite on May 22, 2015 measuring 5.4.

Residents in the area took to Facebook Thursday morning, May 5, as they felt another rumble from a 3.8 earthquake about 18 miles south of Bunkerville. More were felt in the early morning hours of May 6 as another 3.4 quake occurred about 19 miles south of Bunkerville. That area alone has seen at least seven quakes registering 2.5 or higher since April 7.

To monitor earthquakes in the area and worldwide, go to the United States Geological Survey’s page at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/.

 

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