Earthquakes happen in Nevada. Most are small enough to be virtually undetectable by people, but those that are larger in magnitude can cause damage to homes and infrastructure.
It is important for Reno residents to be prepared in the event of an earthquake. Use the side menu links to learn about earthquakes and information on preparing an earthquake kit. Also learn what you should do to protect yourself during an earthquake.
The links below provide additional earthquake information.
Nevada Seismological Laboratory
- Learn about recent earthquakes in the Reno area
- Browse Frequently Asked Questions about earthquakes in Nevada
Federal Emergency Management Agency