Eastern Mojave Vegetation Carson Sink, Churchill County, Nevada.

Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Carson River.

Terminous of the Carson River, northeast of Fallon. Contains the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge. The Carson Sink is a structural basin, likely a pull-apart feature of the dextral-slip Walker Land zone that lies on the western margin of the sink. The basin contains hundreds of meters of lacustrine sediment, and during the 1954 Rainbow Mountain earthquakes, buildings and fields in Fallon were damaged largely due to amplified ground motion and liquefaction.


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Date and time this article was prepared:12:12:11 PM, 5/18/2017.