Release of Revised Earthquake Fault Zones Maps
Maps of new and revised Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones were released to City of Beverly Hills by the Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey (CGS). These maps are released under the authority of the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning (AP) Act that was passed following the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. The AP Act is a state law designed to reduce the hazard from surface fault rupture during an earthquake.
New developments of habitable structures having four or more occupants shall be required to complete an appropriate “standard-of-practice” geological investigation to ensure that active faults do not underlie the site or, if present, are appropriately mitigated by avoidance (structural setbacks). 2019 Site Specific Seismic Fault Investigation and Guidelines