Scientists Worried About Earthquakes near Oregon-Nevada Border Staff
Posted: Nov 10, 2014 9:29 AM

Seismologists are concerned about the sudden, increasing intensity of hundreds of earthquakes shaking the Nevada desert near the Oregon border. 

Ian Madin, chief scientist for Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, said that roughly 750 earthquakes have been causing tremors for months, starting in July with ranges of magnitude from 2.0 to 3.0., but since Tuesday, six earthquakes registering 4.0 or greater have hit the area 50 miles southeast of Lakeview, Oregon.