Los Angeles’ preliminary earthquake fault study zone
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced three new earthquake preliminary fault study zones for the Hollywood-Raymond, Palos Verdes and Santa Monica fault systems.
The new zones, colored in blue, yellow, and aqua, mean that developers will need to determine if an earthquake fault is present or absent under the proposed construction site.
To find if your property is in the new zone, go to zimas.lacity.org, type in your address, and select the “Planning and
Zoning” link and look to see if “Preliminary Alquist-Priolo Fault Study Zone” is listed.
An interactive map of the new zone is at navigatela.lacity.org. Click on the first icon to the left, which will show a table of contents. Click on the file folders next to “Geotechnical.” Then check the box next to “Preliminary Fault Rupture Study Areas.”