Hollywood Earthquake Fault: Why Residents Should Care
While some Hollywood residents are not worried about what might be below their homes, others do worry about a fault capable of producing a 7-magnitude "surface rupture" in which the ground doesn't merely violently shake, but actually opens up.
Miki Jackson John Walsh, longtime Hollywood activist, worries about chaos if the Hollywood Fault ruptures.
John Walsh, a legendary community activist and City Hall watchdog, has been living in a two-story building across from Capitol Records -- and, it turns out, adjacent to the fault -- since 1976.
Walsh, who opposes the Millennium project, is often seen at City Council meetings and heard during public comment periods.
He says he isn't worried about his personal safety, but is worried about chaos in the streets after an earthquake, should the 39-and-35-story Millennium towers be built.
But, he also says, "For those who don't know [where the fault is], I have little sympathy for them."
sugarexpletive Some don't worry, others predict a disaster in Hollywood.