University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Valley Fault Map

This is a map of all the known faults in the Las Vegas Valley. The brown lines are East-dipping normal faults. The yellow line is a West-dipping normal fault, and the green lines are inactive faults.

* Map courtesy of Dr. Wanda Taylor

Quaternary Faults in Nevada (
Online Interactive Map (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology)

The Great ShakeOut



University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Applied Geophysics Center
4505 Maryland Parkway, SEB 3261
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4015
Phone: 702-895-2636
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The recommendations, suggestions, descriptions, and illustrations provided on this website are intended to improve earthquake preparedness; however, they do not guarantee the safety of an individual, structure, or facility. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Earthquakes in Southern Nevada Project, and the Principal Investigators do not assume liability for any injury, death, property damage, loss of revenue, or any other reason that occurs in connection with an earthquake or otherwise.