USGS Earthquakes on GoogleMaps

I mentioned this last summer, that I like to look at earthquakes on real maps. Well, the USGS has revamped their Recent Quakes pages and now there’s an option to view quake locations on a Maps.Google hybrid map.

It’s a little tough to find, but once you navigate to a quake event, you can click the Maps tab and see all the display options. The Google maps option is usually the last one and will pop up in a new window.

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This microquake (1.7) pictured here seems to be centered in the golf course up at the Mountain Gate Country Club. It wish the little callout pins listed the size of the quake.