California considers updates to Hollywood fault map

By on September 4, 2014

Progress on proposed buildings near the Capital Records building in Hollywood will depend on the new fault map (Credit: Alissa Walker, via Flickr)


Officials at the California Geological Survey are considering making changes to Hollywood’s earthquake fault map, according to the Los Angeles Times. With state law requiring no new construction within 500 feet of an active fault, any changes will have big impacts.

The decision will depend on data collected by technical specialists working near the site of a proposed skyscraper in the Hollywood fault zone. Specialists working there have said that they found no active earthquake fault, but the state has yet to receive any data backing up the claim.

Any changes to the map must be published within 90 days of the conclusion of a public-comment period that ended Aug. 14. Despite the deadline, state geologists say that no updates to the fault map will be made without reliable data.

Image: Progress on proposed buildings near the Capital Records building in Hollywood will depend on the new fault map (Credit: Alissa Walker, via Flickr)

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