WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement applauding the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for awarding the University of Nevada, Reno a grant totaling $525,200, to be used for maintaining Nevada’s regional seismic network, which helps to make up the Advanced National Seismic Network (ANSS).
“The best way Nevadans can prepare for earthquakes and the resulting damage to infrastructure is to be aware of the warning signs,” said the Senators. “We applaud this grant from the U.S. Geological Survey, which will help to fund the University of Nevada, Reno’s program to maintain the regional seismic monitoring network, giving Nevadans early alerts to the threat of earthquakes. With this funding, Nevadans will be better able to take precautions and safety measures in the face of natural disasters.”
BACKGROUND: The USGS collaborates with these institutions and other local partners to ensure the availability of crucial earthquake data and generate products needed for emergency response.