Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region

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Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region


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The Central Nevada Scismic Zone is delineated by a narrow, major zone that is a nearly continous 300-km long rupture zone that extends from Owens Valley, California, north past Dixie Valley, Nevada. Seismicity indicates that a regional pattern of NW-SE tension exists resulting in crustal extension caused by the interaction of a westward flow of mantle material beneath the Basin and Range Province with the boundary of the Sierra Nevada batholith. [1]



References

  1.  "Microseismicity and tectonics of the Nevada Seismic Zone"
Geothermal Region Data
State(s) Nevada

Area 28,863 km²28,863,000,000 m²
11,141.118 mi²
310,678,445,700 ft²
34,520,148,000 yd²
7,132,191.615 acres
USGS Resource Estimate for this Region
Identified Mean Potential 378.3 MW378,300 kW
378,300,000 W
378,300,000,000 mW
0.378 GW
3.783e-4 TW
Undiscovered Mean Potential 745.0 MW745,000 kW
745,000,000 W
745,000,000,000 mW
0.745 GW
7.45e-4 TW
Planned Capacity
Planned Capacity 385 MW385,000 kW
385,000,000 W
385,000,000,000 mW
0.385 GW
3.85e-4 TW
Plants Included
in Planned Estimate
4
Plants with Unknown
Planned Capacity
9

Energy Generation Facilities within the Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region


Geothermal Power Projects within the Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region

Geothermal Development Projects in the Region(per GEA's Annual U.S. Geothermal Power Production and Development Report (April 2011))


Geothermal Exploration Techniques used within the Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region