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ES_Ex2Post - Becky Kim Section 102 Exercise 2 Post-Exercise...

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Becky Kim Section 102 Exercise 2: Post-Exercise Assignment 1. An “earthquake fault zone” as defined by the 1972 Alquist Priolo Act is a zone around active faults, and is designated by a shift in points around straight lines. These turning points include roads, drainages and such characteristics of the earth. On average, these zones are around one-quarter mile wide. 2. The first of two regulations regarding buildings within the earthquake fault zone is that anyone who wants to buy a home must be informed either by the realtor or seller that they are purchasing a home from an “earthquake fault zone”. The realtor or seller presents the buyer with the “Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement”. The second of these regulations is that if someone wishes to build a home near an “earthquake fault zone”, then they must build it around fifty feet away from the fault. 3. I think the provision of creating special earthquake fault zones does not significantly prevent city wide damage due to earthquakes. Because buildings are only set back fifty
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