Did that Earthquake Trigger a Jumpstart Payment?

Did you just feel an earthquake and want to figure out for yourself if it triggered a Jumpstart payment? Here’s how anyone can look this up:

  1. Go to the USGS page for that earthquake, for example, this is the page for the June 2020 M5.5 earthquake near Ridgecrest. In an internet search, the USGS page is usually at or near the top of search results.

2. Click on “Interactive Map”

Screenshot of USGS interactive map link

3. Zoom in (upper left).

Screenshot of the zoom feature on the USGS interactive map

4. In the menu on the upper right select “PGV contours”.

Screenshot of how to select PGV contours on the USGS interactive map

5. Hover over any contour.

Screenshot of what the hover feature will show in the USGS interactive map

Learn more in this 3-minute video.