Moving the Hollywood Fault to Suit Developers

Morris Newman sees the lighter side of complaints over a new state geology map that puts an earthquake fault under some big real estate plans.

In a case that could reset the parameters of reality, the developer of a mixed-use development under construction in Hollywood has asked the state geological service to change the earthquake map of Los Angeles.

To avoid damage from the fault as newly mapped, it has become crucially important to change the map.

Full Story: The Hollywood earthquake fault: geology as a matter of opinion

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