Earthquakes, though they are among the most catastrophic natural disasters, are infrequent and unpredictable. Therefore, many people choose to ignore the risk. However, not preparing for an earthquake could be a devastating decision in the long run.
In the past 20 years, there have been over 81 earthquakes in Canada, which resulted in 228 deaths and millions of dollars in business losses. In addition, increasing urban development in seismically active areas and the vulnerability of older buildings has increased the