is this area prone to earthquakes?

Asked by Covenantcreek, Malibu, CA Sun Feb 5, 2012

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Oggi Kashi, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sun Feb 5, 2012
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Tom Bates, Agent, Malibu, CA
Sun Feb 5, 2012
There is only one active fault in the Malibu area it is 17 miles off shore in Santa Monica Bay. The next active earthquake fault is in Sabta Monica and part of the inglewood fault that runs north and south adjacent to Beverly Hill , Culver City and Inglewood.

To be consideered an Active fault its must have occured less than 11,000 years ago.. You must have a geologist review all maps when purchasing as the USGS grid that is used has a 2000 ft per inch area on those maps. It maps areas that are not active as active and misses area that are active.

#1. Get a survey to outline your property then have a geologist do a physical investigation of the property.

The maps that are furnishsed by the state and Property ID and similar Companies are grossely inaccurate.
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Kathryn Ales…, Agent, Calabasas, CA
Sat May 18, 2013
Southern California IS prone to earthquakes but Malibu may be one of the safer areas within Southern California. Scientists predict that someday the so-called "big one" will occur in the Southland: a predicted 8.3 earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault. However, Malibu will sustain minimal damage from the shaking according to a 128-page report from the State Dept of Conservation ("Earthquake Planning Scenario for a Magnitude 8.3 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in Southern California"). That report is full of maps that show the anticipated impact and damage from the quake across the entire region. Malibu has the lowest possible rating for the intensity of shaking that will be felt, a rating that signifies "no significant damage." One more reason to make Malibu your home!
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John Arendsen, Agent, Leucadia, CA
Sun Feb 5, 2012
Oops! Made a mistake on the link I gave you. One too many H's. Try this one.
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John Arendsen, Agent, Leucadia, CA
Sun Feb 5, 2012
Here's a link that may give you some information. Good or bad it wouldn't hurt you to get a little educated.

As Malibu is in a Zone 4 seismic fault zone you may also find this information helpful.… Hope you find it helpful.
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Endre Barath, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Sun Feb 5, 2012
Covenantcreek, this question always concerns potential relocation clients to Southern California. There are many natural hazards in California. Those of us who decided to live here have come to terms with these hazards for the fact that we live in one of the best climates of the world. So areas have Earth Slides, other areas have Liquefaction, other areas have Tsunami and then there are areas that have Fire Hazards to name a few. To generalize about a specific area would not be the correct way to judge. I would suggest a couple of search sites and most importantly prioritiese what is important to you and then decide if you want to live here, Keep in mind when you buy a property part of the disclosure package includes a Natural Hazard Disclosure and will let you know which of the five hazards if any the property falls in. If you need more help contact me directly at or call 310.486.1002
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