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Flyover offers Frightening View of Hollywood Fault


The Los Angeles Times published a flyover depiction on Wednesday of the “preliminary” map of the dreaded Hollywood Fault. Using information from a California geological survey, applying it to Google Earth programming and then rendering it as a movie file , the LA Times nine minute video flies west to east along the  red “approximate” and orange “inferred” faultline, based on geomorphic, soil, outcropping features (and some major guessing) done in the geological survey.

Location of the exact Hollywood fault zone is widely debated and contested as State of California law now prohibits building too close to faults, and giant projects like the proposed Millennium Skyscrapers on Vine probably lies easily within the fault zone.

Points of note along the flyover, besides the hundreds of residences, hotels, and public thoroughfares? The  Standard Hotel, the Oaks School at the top of Highland Ave, Capitol Records, the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, and Immaculate Heart High School. This is one flight that maybe you don’t want to be in a window seat.

Los Angeles Times: Fly over the Hollywood fault zone

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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