The fault’s inclusion on the Earthquake Zoning Act would have major implications for Hollywood, which is undergoing major developments.
John Silverstein, a land-use lawyer representing a number of high-storey projects in the area said “if this earthquake fault is verified it will throw a major spanner in the works of many future developments, not just the Millennium project”.
The Millennium project is a pair of 35 and 39-storey buildings, planned hotel, office and retail space, which if built will be the tallest in Hollywood.
The Hollywood Fault is part of a network of earthquake faults throughout the area. The last time the fault was known to have ruptured was 7,000 years ago. Any fault which has ruptured within the past 11,000 years is considered ‘active’ by the state of California.