What was that shaking? Was it a big truck driving past or an earthquake? Now Google search will be able to tell you in a more straightforward fashion. A new earthquake card will be presented at the top of search results in the event of a quake with information about the event and safety tips.


You can get this card following an earthquake by searching for "earthquake," "earthquakes near me" or something similar. The card will include a map of the quake's epicenter and affected areas. That might mean a small one very near, or something larger farther away.

A section of tips for what to do next will be below the "shakemap" so you can prepare for potential aftershocks and other hazards. Links to details on other tremors will also be provided so you can compare the event to past ones. This feature should be live for everyone if you want to try it out. Although the nearest quake will probably be quite distant.