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What does SHZ stand for?

SHZ stands for Seismic Hazard Zone

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In 1989, it adopted its Natural Hazard Ordinance, which mandates detailed engineering site studies for buildings of a certain size that are located in one of a number of seismic hazard zones (including fault rupture zones, liquefaction zones, and landslide zones).
Landowners in those areas will be required to disclose to prospective buyers that the property is in a seismic hazard zone, and city and county geologic studies will be required before new construction at some sites, officials said.
Byline: David Greenberg Staff Writer State officials on Tuesday unveiled new seismic hazard zone maps they say will help planners, developers and homeowners prepare for future earthquakes, including ``the Big One'' geologists expect to rattle California within 30 years.
The Department of Conservation has made the Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps available at cost through two reprographic services.