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Nevada quakes common, and big one possible in Las Vegas

Nevada is no stranger to earthquakes.

The larger temblors historically have happened in the western part of the state, but the largest three — all over magnitude 7 — were in Central Nevada in the early decades of the 20th century.

But in 2008, a 6.0 magnitude quake shook the tiny town of Wells in northeastern Nevada.

UNLV geology professor Dr. Wanda Taylor
says an earthquake in the valley would look something like that due to a number
of factors. And the magnitude of a temblor here could be somewhat more intense.           

“Some of the faults right in Las Vegas
could have a 6.4 6.5, maybe 6.7,” Taylor said.

While Las Vegas has big buildings and
major infrastructure that Wells does not, projects have had to take seismic
activity into account.

Standards became more stringent in the
past quarter century, when many of our tallest buildings were constructed... Read More

One dead in shooting at South Carolina Walmart

A man is dead after a shooting at a Walmart in Greenville, South Carolina.

Braylon Lamar Morris (Greenville Co. Detention Center

Deputies were able get a description of the suspect and took him into custody a short distance away from the scene.

Sheriff’s Office officials identified the suspect as Braylon Lamar Morris, 33.

Morris was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Police say this was an isolated shooting. And investigators believe the gunman and victim knew each other.

The Walmart closed down during the investigation... Read More

Red Rock fireworks show rescheduled for Saturday night

Red Rock Resorts says the fireworks show that was scrapped at the last minute on July 4th is rescheduled for Saturday night.

According to Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, the rescheduled show is set for Saturday, July 6th at 9:00 p.m.

The fireworks vendor, Fireworks by Grucci, took responsibility for Thursday’s cancellation in a statement released Friday:... Read More

Animal Foundation waives fees to claim runaway pets

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Fourth of July holiday is the busiest time of year at the Animal Foundation. The shelter is counting the number of pets and strays it took in over the holiday.

Last year, the shelter took in 672 animals during over July 4. Only 19 percent of them were reclaimed by their owners.

You can check this link to look for your missing pet. Just remember the website may not be updated with the latest photos.

The Animal Foundation wants to remind everyone they are waiving fees through July 10 for picking up runaways.

So, if your furry friend is missing, be sure to check in with the Animal Foundation... Read More

Explosion at residence hall on UNR campus

An explosion at a residence hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus sent a cloud of smoke over the campus on Friday.

Emergency crews are responding to the incident, and campus police have described the situation as a “utilities accident.”

There has been some kind of explosion at Nye Hall on the UNR campus. First repsonders are on the scene. I will update when I know more. pic.twitter.com/mlhW930Nuh

— Paul Boger (@Paul_Boger) July 5, 2019

This is a developing story. Check back for details... Read More

Nevada Fault Lines: When could Las Vegas experience its next earthquake?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Many people have no idea there are fault lines all over the Las Vegas valley. Yesterday’s earthquake in Southern California was felt throughout the Las Vegas valley and it has many wondering when Las Vegas will have its next quake?

#EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS: People across the #LasVegas valley felt the 6.4 earthquake that happened this morning in Searles Valley, California. I definitely did! Luckily officials say no injuries or significant damage has been reported. @8NewsNow #8NN https://t.co/LuZIVQQ0sF pic.twitter.com/dVHWixxeb6... Read More

Past floods taught Las Vegas valley expensive lessons

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On July 8, 1999, the thunderstorms began in the Spring Mountains where they often do this time of year. But this day would be different. Three inches of rain fell in just two hours and the water started running to the east side of the Las Vegas valley.

Floodwaters ripped through the washes. It was so powerful it ate away the banks along the Miracle Mile Mobile Home Park on Boulder Highway.

“You had vast neighborhoods underwater, said Erin Neff of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District. “You had parts of the Strip shut down. I mean when the casinos stop gambling, it’s a big event.”

The storm caused $20 million in damage, killed two people and led to hundreds of rescues.

A woman trapped in floodwaters on top of her car is rescued during the 1999 flooding. (Clark County Flood Control District)

Neff says there were countless big floods before flood controls ever existed... Read More