Independence Valley fault system

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The Independence Valley fault system is a group of interrelated normal faults located in northeastern Nevada in the United States. The fault system is characteristic of faulting throughout the Great Basin region.

2008 Wells earthquake[edit]

A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on the morning of February 21, 2008 just northeast of the town of Wells, Nevada, causing moderate damage, mainly to older brick buildings. The quake was centered on one of the faults of the Independence Valley fault system, about nine kilometers (5.6 miles) beneath the surface.