Whatâ€™s Shakinâ€™ in Northern Nevada along the Sierra Front? According to Western Nevada College Geology Professor Winnie Kortemeier, plenty. She will present a free slide/lecture presentation on earthquakes on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m., as part of WNC Earth Week activities.
Dr. Kortemeier will focus her remarks on earthquakes in our area. â€œNevada is one of the most tectonically active states in the U.S.,â€ she said. She will discuss why this part of the state is so active, â€œand what you can do to protect yourself in your home if a damaging earthquake should occur.â€
The event will be at the WNC Carson City campus, 2201 West College Parkway, in Marlette Hall, Cedar Building.