In three days, the "playa," a remote portion of the Nevada desert that becomes a makeshift city of 70,000 during the annual Burning Man festival, has experienced two earthquakes.
The AP reported the first quake last Thursday in the Reno Gazette-Journal, a 3.5 magnitude event per the US Geological Survey. Then, yesterday, CBS SF and the AP report the second quake, magnitude 3.6.
In a remote region near Gerlach more than 100 miles northeast of Carson City, few felt the effects of the tremors. University of Nevada’s Seismology Laboratory told the AP that the area has seen more seismic activity recently. After the second quake, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Harmon told CBS and the AP that no damage had been reported.
Burning Man will occur this year on August 28th through September 5th.