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Data Layer: Earthquake data

Default style
Simple style
Advanced style

View the default, simple, or advanced examples full screen or check out the reference documentation for the data layer.

var map;

function initMap() {
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: { lat: 20, lng: -160 },
    zoom: 2,
    styles: mapStyle
  });

  map.data.setStyle(styleFeature);

  // Get the earthquake data (JSONP format)
  // This feed is a copy from the USGS feed, you can find the originals here:
  //   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/geojson.php
  var script = document.createElement('script');
  script.setAttribute('src',
    'https://storage.googleapis.com/maps-devrel/quakes.geo.json');
  document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);
}

// Defines the callback function referenced in the jsonp file.
function eqfeed_callback(data) {
  map.data.addGeoJson(data);
}

function styleFeature(feature) {
  var low = [151, 83, 34];   // color of mag 1.0
  var high = [5, 69, 54];  // color of mag 6.0 and above
  var minMag = 1.0;
  var maxMag = 6.0;

  // fraction represents where the value sits between the min and max
  var fraction = (Math.min(feature.getProperty('mag'), maxMag) - minMag) /
      (maxMag - minMag);

  var color = interpolateHsl(low, high, fraction);

  return {
    icon: {
      path: google.maps.SymbolPath.CIRCLE,
      strokeWeight: 0.5,
      strokeColor: '#fff',
      fillColor: color,
      fillOpacity: 2 / feature.getProperty('mag'),
      // while an exponent would technically be correct, quadratic looks nicer
      scale: Math.pow(feature.getProperty('mag'), 2)
    },
    zIndex: Math.floor(feature.getProperty('mag'))
  };
}

function interpolateHsl(lowHsl, highHsl, fraction) {
  var color = [];
  for (var i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
    // Calculate color based on the fraction.
    color[i] = (highHsl[i] - lowHsl[i]) * fraction + lowHsl[i];
  }

  return 'hsl(' + color[0] + ',' + color[1] + '%,' + color[2] + '%)';
}

var mapStyle = [{
  'featureType': 'all',
  'elementType': 'all',
  'stylers': [{'visibility': 'off'}]
}, {
  'featureType': 'landscape',
  'elementType': 'geometry',
  'stylers': [{'visibility': 'on'}, {'color': '#fcfcfc'}]
}, {
  'featureType': 'water',
  'elementType': 'labels',
  'stylers': [{'visibility': 'off'}]
}, {
  'featureType': 'water',
  'elementType': 'geometry',
  'stylers': [{'visibility': 'on'}, {'hue': '#5f94ff'}, {'lightness': 60}]
}];
<div id="map"></div>
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
#map {
  height: 100%;
}
<!-- Replace the value of the key parameter with your own API key. -->
<script async defer
src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyCkUOdZ5y7hMm0yrcCQoCvLwzdM6M8s5qk&callback=initMap">
</script>
var map;

function initMap() {
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: { lat: 20, lng: -160 },
    zoom: 2
  });

  // Get the earthquake data (JSONP format)
  // This feed is a copy from the USGS feed, you can find the originals here:
  //   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/geojson.php
  var script = document.createElement('script');
  script.setAttribute('src',
      'https://storage.googleapis.com/maps-devrel/quakes.geo.json');
  document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);

  // Add a basic style.
  map.data.setStyle(function(feature) {
    var mag = Math.exp(parseFloat(feature.getProperty('mag'))) * 0.1;
    return /** @type {google.maps.Data.StyleOptions} */({
      icon: {
        path: google.maps.SymbolPath.CIRCLE,
        scale: mag,
        fillColor: '#f00',
        fillOpacity: 0.35,
        strokeWeight: 0
      }
    });
  });
}

// Defines the callback function referenced in the jsonp file.
function eqfeed_callback(data) {
  map.data.addGeoJson(data);
}
<div id="map"></div>
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
#map {
  height: 100%;
}
<!-- Replace the value of the key parameter with your own API key. -->
<script async defer
src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyCkUOdZ5y7hMm0yrcCQoCvLwzdM6M8s5qk&callback=initMap">
</script>
var map;

function initMap() {
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: { lat: 20, lng: -160 },
    zoom: 2
  });

  // Get the earthquake data (JSONP format)
  // This feed is a copy from the USGS feed, you can find the originals here:
  //   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/geojson.php
  var script = document.createElement('script');
  script.setAttribute('src',
    'https://storage.googleapis.com/maps-devrel/quakes.geo.json');
  document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);
}

// Defines the callback function referenced in the jsonp file.
function eqfeed_callback(data) {
  map.data.addGeoJson(data);
}
<div id="map"></div>
html, body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}
#map {
  height: 100%;
}
<!-- Replace the value of the key parameter with your own API key. -->
<script async defer
src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyCkUOdZ5y7hMm0yrcCQoCvLwzdM6M8s5qk&callback=initMap">
</script>
JavaScript: default
var map;

function initMap() {
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: { lat: 20, lng: -160 },
    zoom: 2
  });

  // Get the earthquake data (JSONP format)
  // This feed is a copy from the USGS feed, you can find the originals here:
  //   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/geojson.php
  var script = document.createElement('script');
  script.setAttribute('src',
    'https://storage.googleapis.com/maps-devrel/quakes.geo.json');
  document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);
}

// Defines the callback function referenced in the jsonp file.
function eqfeed_callback(data) {
  map.data.addGeoJson(data);
}
JavaScript: simple
var map;

function initMap() {
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: { lat: 20, lng: -160 },
    zoom: 2
  });

  // Get the earthquake data (JSONP format)
  // This feed is a copy from the USGS feed, you can find the originals here:
  //   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/geojson.php
  var script = document.createElement('script');
  script.setAttribute('src',
      'https://storage.googleapis.com/maps-devrel/quakes.geo.json');
  document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);

  // Add a basic style.
  map.data.setStyle(function(feature) {
    var mag = Math.exp(parseFloat(feature.getProperty('mag'))) * 0.1;
    return /** @type {google.maps.Data.StyleOptions} */({
      icon: {
        path: google.maps.SymbolPath.CIRCLE,
        scale: mag,
        fillColor: '#f00',
        fillOpacity: 0.35,
        strokeWeight: 0
      }
    });
  });
}

// Defines the callback function referenced in the jsonp file.
function eqfeed_callback(data) {
  map.data.addGeoJson(data);
}
JavaScript: advanced
var map;

function initMap() {
  map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
    center: { lat: 20, lng: -160 },
    zoom: 2,
    styles: mapStyle
  });

  map.data.setStyle(styleFeature);

  // Get the earthquake data (JSONP format)
  // This feed is a copy from the USGS feed, you can find the originals here:
  //   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/geojson.php
  var script = document.createElement('script');
  script.setAttribute('src',
    'https://storage.googleapis.com/maps-devrel/quakes.geo.json');
  document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);
}

// Defines the callback function referenced in the jsonp file.
function eqfeed_callback(data) {
  map.data.addGeoJson(data);
}

function styleFeature(feature) {
  var low = [151, 83, 34];   // color of mag 1.0
  var high = [5, 69, 54];  // color of mag 6.0 and above
  var minMag = 1.0;
  var maxMag = 6.0;

  // fraction represents where the value sits between the min and max
  var fraction = (Math.min(feature.getProperty('mag'), maxMag) - minMag) /
      (maxMag - minMag);

  var color = interpolateHsl(low, high, fraction);

  return {
    icon: {
      path: google.maps.SymbolPath.CIRCLE,
      strokeWeight: 0.5,
      strokeColor: '#fff',
      fillColor: color,
      fillOpacity: 2 / feature.getProperty('mag'),
      // while an exponent would technically be correct, quadratic looks nicer
      scale: Math.pow(feature.getProperty('mag'), 2)
    },
    zIndex: Math.floor(feature.getProperty('mag'))
  };
}

function interpolateHsl(lowHsl, highHsl, fraction) {
  var color = [];
  for (var i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
    // Calculate color based on the fraction.
    color[i] = (highHsl[i] - lowHsl[i]) * fraction + lowHsl[i];
  }

  return 'hsl(' + color[0] + ',' + color[1] + '%,' + color[2] + '%)';
}

var mapStyle = [{
  'featureType': 'all',
  'elementType': 'all',
  'stylers': [{'visibility': 'off'}]
}, {
  'featureType': 'landscape',
  'elementType': 'geometry',
  'stylers': [{'visibility': 'on'}, {'color': '#fcfcfc'}]
}, {
  'featureType': 'water',
  'elementType': 'labels',
  'stylers': [{'visibility': 'off'}]
}, {
  'featureType': 'water',
  'elementType': 'geometry',
  'stylers': [{'visibility': 'on'}, {'hue': '#5f94ff'}, {'lightness': 60}]
}];
JavaScript + HTML: advanced
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0" />
    <style type="text/css">
      html, body {
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
      }
      #map {
        height: 100%;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body id="map-container">
    <div id="map"></div>
    <script>
      var map;

      function initMap() {
        map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map'), {
          center: { lat: 20, lng: -160 },
          zoom: 2,
          styles: mapStyle
        });

        map.data.setStyle(styleFeature);

        // Get the earthquake data (JSONP format)
        // This feed is a copy from the USGS feed, you can find the originals here:
        //   http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/geojson.php
        var script = document.createElement('script');
        script.setAttribute('src',
          'https://storage.googleapis.com/maps-devrel/quakes.geo.json');
        document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);
      }

      // Defines the callback function referenced in the jsonp file.
      function eqfeed_callback(data) {
        map.data.addGeoJson(data);
      }

      function styleFeature(feature) {
        var low = [151, 83, 34];   // color of mag 1.0
        var high = [5, 69, 54];  // color of mag 6.0 and above
        var minMag = 1.0;
        var maxMag = 6.0;

        // fraction represents where the value sits between the min and max
        var fraction = (Math.min(feature.getProperty('mag'), maxMag) - minMag) /
            (maxMag - minMag);

        var color = interpolateHsl(low, high, fraction);

        return {
          icon: {
            path: google.maps.SymbolPath.CIRCLE,
            strokeWeight: 0.5,
            strokeColor: '#fff',
            fillColor: color,
            fillOpacity: 2 / feature.getProperty('mag'),
            // while an exponent would technically be correct, quadratic looks nicer
            scale: Math.pow(feature.getProperty('mag'), 2)
          },
          zIndex: Math.floor(feature.getProperty('mag'))
        };
      }

      function interpolateHsl(lowHsl, highHsl, fraction) {
        var color = [];
        for (var i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
          // Calculate color based on the fraction.
          color[i] = (highHsl[i] - lowHsl[i]) * fraction + lowHsl[i];
        }

        return 'hsl(' + color[0] + ',' + color[1] + '%,' + color[2] + '%)';
      }

      var mapStyle = [{
        'featureType': 'all',
        'elementType': 'all',
        'stylers': [{'visibility': 'off'}]
      }, {
        'featureType': 'landscape',
        'elementType': 'geometry',
        'stylers': [{'visibility': 'on'}, {'color': '#fcfcfc'}]
      }, {
        'featureType': 'water',
        'elementType': 'labels',
        'stylers': [{'visibility': 'off'}]
      }, {
        'featureType': 'water',
        'elementType': 'geometry',
        'stylers': [{'visibility': 'on'}, {'hue': '#5f94ff'}, {'lightness': 60}]
      }];
    </script>
    <script async defer
    src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=YOUR_API_KEY&callback=initMap">
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

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