SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Geological Survey released official maps today pinpointing new, and revising older fault & seismic hazard zones.
Four fault zone maps were released along with 10 seismic hazard zones.READ MORE: 'We Have To Be Realistic': California Budget Won't Cover Out-of-state Abortion Travel
One of the fault zones was in the Napa area where the 2014 earthquake occurred. Before this study was conducted, geologists knew there was a fault in the area, but not a definitive answer until now.READ MORE: Firefighters Battling 510-Acre Rice Fire In Nevada County; Some Evacuation Orders Issued
In order to build on the locations identified on the map a seismic safety study will have to be done (with the exception of a small family home).MORE NEWS: 'It's Common Sense, Mostly': Eyes On Illegal Fireworks Use As Sacramento Vendors, Fire Agencies Prepare For 4th Of July Weekend
This study will identify exactly where the fault line lies and ensures that no new structures are built upon these fault lines.