Mouse over this USGS earthquake map to see the names of the fault lines (in red) nearest you. Zoom in and click on the South Napa quake for more specific location data and to view a map showing the quake’s geographical intensity range. Zoom out to see the locations and sizes of other recent earthquakes around the world. View a full-screen version of the map here.

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Interactive Earthquake Map: Know Your Fault Lines 13 November,2017Matthew Green


    Why does it NOT show the Michigan fault line?? We’ve had 2 quakes in less than 2 months. The USGS said it was a new fault line.

  • James Ewing

    The Hot Springs fault line has been active for as long as i can remember and every so often it lets you know it’s still around.

  • James Ewing

    Also it is not shown on the map


Matthew Green

Matthew Green produces and edits The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog, an online resource for educators and the general public. He previously taught journalism at Fremont High School in East Oakland, and has written for numerous local publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Email:; Twitter: @MGreenKQED

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