If there's been an earthquake in your area, you need to know as much about it as fast as possible. Google's making that easier by showing information about your area when you search for "earthquakes."
Once you search for "earthquakes" or "earthquakes near me," you'll be shown a shake map indicating the affected areas. You can also scroll further down for tips on what to do in this situation. You can try it out now, though don't be surprised if the closest recent earthquake to you is on the other side of the planet.