New earthquake map app reveals risk where you live

ByKrisann Chasarik KGO logo
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
New earthquake map app reveals risk where you live
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A new earthquake mapping app from the California Geological Survey can zero in to block level and identify if homes are at risk of landslides or liquefaction.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There's a new way you can determine if you live in an earthquake hazard zone.

The California Geological Survey released a new app that can show block by block if your home is at risk of liquefaction or landslides. It's called the California Earthquake Hazards Zone App or EQ Zapp.

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Liquefaction zones are shown in green. Landslide-prone areas are in light blue. The risk levels are based on a magnitude of 5.5 or larger earthquake.

You can check for yourself with EQ Zapp.

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