New Earthquake Maps Now Live Online

By Lori Preuitt
|  Thursday, Feb 10, 2011  |  Updated 8:58 AM PDT
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You can check your street address to see if you are in a worry zone when it comes to earthquakes.

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You can check your street address to see if you are in a worry zone when it comes to earthquakes.

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A new earthquake zone map is now available on line that will show you if you are in an area that is on or near an active fault.

The maps were produced by the California Geological Survey, not the U.S. Geological Survey, and are meant to help protect public safety.

The CGS says planners use them to ensure homes and buildings aren't built right on top of California’s known active faults. The maps are also used in real estate transactions as part of the disclosure packet.

The scientists will talk about what they show during a Thursday news conference in Sacramento.

If you look at the red squares that show the danger zones, there are more places with the red blocks than there are safe areas.

 The California Geological Survey says the maps are delineated through December 2010 under what's called the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act.

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