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Seismic Hazard Mapping Bulletins

Seismic Hazard Mapping Bulletins contain information of interest to California local governments about California's earthquake hazard mitigation programs. These bulletins are issued on an irregular basis, usually when new hazard maps are released or other significant events occur.

Issue #15-- Released August 2004

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #15 - (765 kb)

  • Policy Change in Seismic Hazard Mapping Criteria
  • Seismic Hazards Mapping Survey Says…
  • Upcoming Map Release - October 19, 2004
  • Seismic Hazards Mapping Act (SHMA)

Issue #14-- Released January 2004

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #14 - (765 kb)

  • Seismic Hazard Mapping in Northern and Southern California
  • SHMP Completes FEMA Grant
  • SHMP Effectiveness Survey
  • Keith Knudsen Awarded Professional Fellowship
  • Upcoming Map Releases

Issue #13-- Released November 2002

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #13 - (275 kb)

  • Seven New Seismic Hazard Zone Maps to be Released in December
  • Eleven New Preliminary Maps Now Avaialable for Review
  • Orange County Mapping is now Complete!
  • Cities Affected by the recent release of Seismic Hazard Zone Maps

Issue #12-- Released June 2002

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #12 - (236 kb)

  • Three New Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Released
  • Eight New Preliminary Maps to be released
  • New Seismic Hazards Mapping Website
  • Cities Affected by the recent release of Seismic Hazard Zone Maps

Issue #11-- Released February, 2002

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #11 - (236 kb)

  • Twelve New Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Released
  • New Preliminary Maps to be released
  • Cities Affected by the recent release of Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • Division name changed to California Geological Survey
  • New staff assignments
  • Collaboration with PEER

Issue #10-- Released March, 2001

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #10 -- (1.5mb)
  • Ten New Official Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Released
  • Cities Affected by November 17 and January 17, 2001 Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • International Zonation Conference
  • Seismic Hazard Guidelines
  • Events Calendar
  • Wiegers Chairs One-Day Symposium at the 43rd Annual Meeting
  • Alquist Priolo Fault Maps on CD
  • Outreach Unit Gears Up for Expanded Public Outreach Support

Issue #9-- Released August 15, 2000

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #9 -- (70kb)
  • Ten New Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Released
  • Cities Affected by May 15 and June 30 Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • Seismic Hazards Evaluation & Mitigation Course Offered
  • San Francisco Department of Building Inspection Workshop
  • San Francisco's DMG Distrct Office Gears up for Seismic Hazard Zone
  • Mapping in Northern California
  • Evaluation Reports Now Available on the Web
  • New Data Changes Oakland's Official Zone Map
  • To Order Seismic Hazard Zone Maps

Issue #8 -- Released August 75, 1998

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #8 -- (28kb)
  • Twelve New Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Released
  • Cities Affected by August 17 Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • Seismic Hazards to be Mapped in Oakland
  • Reminder: Filing of Site Investigation Reports
  • To Order Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • Planned Map Release Dates

Issue #7 -- Released April 15, 1998

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #7-- (70kb)
  • International Conference of Building Officials Publishes "Near-Source" Maps
  • Seven More Preliminary Maps Become Official
  • New DMG Publications
  • Do You Know...
  • Color Maps Available on DMG Web Site
  • Seismic Trivia ["Answers to :Do You Know..."]
  • To Order Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • Planned Map Release Dates
  • For More Information...

Issue #6-- Released February 2, 1998

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #6-- (40kb)
  • Legislature Revises Disclosure Requirements for Earthquake Fault Zones and Seismic Hazard Zones
  • Five New Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Now in Effect, More to Come
  • Seismic Hazard Evaluation and Mitigation Short Course
  • Color Maps Not Yet Available
  • Free List of Publications Available
  • Seismic Trivia
  • Amendments Enacted via AB6x
  • To Order Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • For More Information...

Issue #5 -- Released October 15, 1997

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #5-- (41kb)
  • Preliminary Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones Maps Released
  • Seismic Trivia
  • More Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Released
  • Special Publication 42 Revised
  • San Francisco Converts Digital Seismic Hazard Zone Map Files From Internet
  • To Order Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • For More Information...

Issue #4 -- Released August 1, 1997

Open Acrobat version - Bulletin #4-- (38kb)
  • Department of Conservation Releases New Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • Southland Panel to Consider Seismic Review Standards
  • Digital Seismic Hazard Maps Available
  • Seismic Trivia
  • To Order Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • To Order Guidelines
  • Just the FAQs-- Frequently asked questions about earthquake hazards, the Seismic Hazards Mapping Act and the Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
  • For More Information...