Map: See Where The Earthquake Fault Line Runs In Hollywood
The California Geological Survey has finally released their completed map of the estimated fault line that runs through Hollywood. Now, we can nervously check to see if we live anywhere near it.
They've concluded that the fault line is active and could produce up to a 7 magnitude earthquake, according to the L.A. Times. The map reveals that the fault line runs right under the Millennium Hollywood project, a new and massive development that would house the tallest skyscraper in Hollywood at 39 stories high. It would also include another 35-story building, and both buildings would be filled with restaurants, offices and hotel rooms.
When Millennium Hollywood hired their own private geologists earlier this year to figure out where the fault line runs, they determined that it didn't go under their project. But now with the California Geological Survey saying that it does, things are going to get tricky for the developers. Some parts of the fault run a little north of Hollywood Boulevard, and just south of the Capitol Records building by Vine Street. The project surrounds Capitol Records.
The City Council approved the Millennium Hollywood project last year, but due to concerns over the fault line, the developers haven't even applied for permits to start construction. Previously, Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't want permits issued until it all got sorted out and he got his results from the state's geologists.
The ones who get to decide on whether Millennium Hollywood can move forward with construction is the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. They could choose to halt the project, allow them to build it anyway, let them redesign their development to go around the fault line or allow room for another study. The developer's consultant, Michael Reader, told the Times that they're "disappointed" and believe that the state's final map is "incorrect."
But the agency won't be able to make a decision until the developers hand over their own geological maps to them so they can study them, but Millennium Hollywood hasn't done that yet.
You can view a larger version of the Hollywood fault lines map here.