California Geological Survey
California earthquake monitoring may be taking a hit during the partial federal government shutdown. In Menlo Park doors were locked as all but 43 of 8,600 full-time staffed geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey were furloughed.
The California Department of Conservation has released a map for local government officials to see what areas in San Jose and Santa Clara County are vulnerable to earthquakes and where to take precautions when planning construction projects, a spokesman said.
The California Geological Survey has made detailed maps of places where the ground can split during an earthquake available online.