Nevada System of Higher Education
Earthquake activity in the Yucca Mountain from October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003 (FY03) is assessed and compared with previous activity in the region. FY03 is the first reporting year since the 1992 M 5.6 Little Skull Mountain earthquake with no earthquakes greater than M 3.0 within 65 km of Yucca Mountain. In addition, FY03 includes the fewest number of earthquakes greater than M 2.0 in any reporting year since the LSM event. With 3075 earthquakes in the catalog, FY03 represents the second largest number of earthquakes (second to FY02) since FY96 when digital seismic network operations began. The largest event during FY03 was M 2.78 in eastern NTS and there were only 8 earthquakes greater than M 2.0.
Earthquake magnitude -- Measurement; Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Seismometry; Seismic networks; Seismological stations;
Earth Sciences | Geophysics and Seismology | Tectonics and Structure
Seggern, D. v.,
Anderson, J. G.,
Smiecinski, A. J.
Seismicity in the vicinity of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the period October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/yucca_mtn_pubs/64