California state law requires sellers to provide buyers with a Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) statement as part of the disclosures made by the seller during escrow. The NHD report indicates whether or not the property is located in a ‘Hazard Area’.
No matter where you live in the world there is always some kind of natural hazard. For the people of Pompeii (pictured dramatically above), and Hawaii today, one natural hazard is Volcanoes. In Florida there are hurricanes. In Oklahoma there are tornadoes. In California our main natural hazard is earthquakes.