New California Map Pinpoints Earthquake Fault Zones
A new map from the California Geological Survey allows users to input their address or share their location to determine whether they live in a fault zone, or an area at risk of liquefaction or a post-earthquake landslide. The map lets users go through a neighborhood property by property. However, California Geological Survey geologist Tim McCrink says, “Not all such areas will actually see the ground break apart in the next big quake. That depends on where the earthquake is, and which faults move.” He notes that the map is largely intended for people who are planning new construction or major renovations, but anyone can use it to gauge the potential risks of the area where they live.