The world map of fault lines can help your family determine if you are in an earthquake danger zone so that you can engage in emergency preparedness measures. Using a world map of fault lines that shows current seismic activity can show you where the hot spots in the world are.
If the world map of fault lines shows seismic activity in your area, it is a good idea to be prepared with an earthquake survival kit so that you are not caught off guard when an earthquake comes. It would be extremely scary to be stuck without any way to properly care for yourself and your family. The world map of fault lines showing current seismic activity (and that within the last 7 days) is not a good predictor of earthquakes that may happen in the future, but it can give you a general idea of the amount of seismic activity in your area.
If you do not see your area on the world map of fault lines that shows seismic activity, it does not necessary mean that you are not in danger of an earthquake. Many U.S. states, such as California, produce maps of concerning faults that are available for public viewing. To find a map like this to supplement your use of the world map of fault lines, conduct an internet search using your state’s name. For example, you might search for “California fault lines,” or “Minnesota fault lines.” These searches will direct you to sites where you can find detailed maps of your area.