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Earthquake Maps

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Ken Youngkrantz

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Yesterday while looking at the Flood Insights webpage they were talking about Alquist-Pribo Fault zone maps. Does anyone use those maps for earthquake zones? I have never put anything about earthquakes in my reports. Do other people in California make earthquake zone determinations?
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icisic7

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Nope. :icon_mrgreen:
 

Lee in L.A.

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Do other people in California make earthquake zone determinations?

No. The whole state is an EQ zone. :leeann2:

But I've seen web sites that show faults, areas subject to liquefaction, yadda etc type info. Probably CA state sites, but might have been more local or USGS or something. :shrug:
 

ZZGAMAZZ

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JUST FYI: Each of the few Cali narrative commercial reports that I have read include a brief description concerning the location of the subject in or out of the APZ.
 

RandyBourdeau

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My opinion is that if the fault zones are noted on area real estate maps, like they are here in Santa Clara Co, then I mention that in the site section of the appraisal, and include a map just like I would for a flood zone. This information is required disclosure by real estate agents representing buyers and sellers so why ignore it? It generally doesn't have an impact on value since your comps are typically equally impacted, and resale activity in these zones indicates market acceptance of this factor. I also don't want the liability exposure if a sentence or two will relieve me of it.
 
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