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Discovery of New West Coast Fault Lines Could Impact Rates; Development

New earthquake fault lines have been discovered on the West Coast, including in Los Angeles and Spokane, Wash., but it is yet unclear how this may affect home development or insurance rates in the at-risk areas.

In California, state geologists revealed two maps of active faults running through several Los Angeles neighborhoods. One is of the Hollywood Fault, a 10-mile long fracture the Wall Street Journal reports may produce a 7.0 magnitude quake strong enough to rupture the earth.

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