7.1 M Earthquake & Devils Hole

Death Valley National Park


On Friday, July 5th, at 8:20 pm, a 7.1 M earthquake impacted Devils Hole. The waves created by the earthquake caused the water to raise and drop at least 10-15 ft. There were not any stranded pupfish found Saturday morning. The fish seem to be in good condition with spawning behavior occurring. 15-20 fish (10-25 mm) were observed on the shelf on Saturday morning. Program staff as well as cooperating agencies visited the site to conduct several "recovery" actions.