Officials released the final map of the Hollywood fault zone and estimated fault lines. Owners of proposed developments in the newly defined zone will generally need to prove they are not constructing a building on top of an active fault. Only further detailed studies can precisely determine if the fault crosses any particular property. The building department will decide whether a project can be built in the fault zone.
Approximately located fault: Geologic evidence strongly suggests this path of the fault.
Inferred fault traces: Location inferred based on geologic study.
Concealed fault: Likely buried under many layers of sediment.
Note: Areas where state officials think faulting exists but have no specific evidence for it are shown as gaps in the fault line. A higher level of certainty, "accurately located," is shown as "approximately located" because only a small stretch of the map falls within it — about 150 feet crossing Camino Palmero Street, north of Franklin Avenue. Download the official state map here.
Rong-Gong Lin II is a Metro reporter based in San Francisco who specializes in covering statewide earthquake safety issues and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bay Area native is a graduate of UC Berkeley and started at the Los Angeles Times in 2004.
Rosanna Xia is an environment reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where she specializes in stories about the coast and ocean. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2020 for explanatory reporting, and her first book, “California Against the Sea,” examines the future of our vanishing coastline in the face of rising water.