New quake map shows Northwest at high risk – KING5.com

KING5.com
New quake map shows Northwest at high risk
KING5.com
In July, the U.S.

Source: www.king5.com

Following the Napa Valley quake yesterday (photos http://huff.to/1tC1AX4) this website/service which has just been updated provides a timely reminder, especially for the West Coast, but for all parts of the world that are prone to earthquakes, how you a map can provide easy to access and comprehend information to all people.

Planning to move? In my book Buying a House – Using Real Estate Apps, Maps and Location Based Services http://amzn.to/1olxtOa I provide examples and food for thought on identifying potential risks when buying that new property that turns out to be high risk for earthquakes, flooding and other natural risks.

Your council will have these maps, as will other Government Departments. Insurance companies have GIS systems to determine the risk of the property you are thinking about buying, it’s well worth checking out. You’re home being the biggest asset you will probably own in your life, it’s worth doing a bit of research and a lot of it is as easy asking Google. I did a quick look for New Zealand Earthquake Maps and got results in around a second, like this one http://bit.ly/1p9pObA from The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

There are always lessons to be learned and a little research up front may save a lot of grief farther down the track.

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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