Earthquake Glossary

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Earthquake Proof

A building that is earthquake proof is expected to retain enough structural integrity to be safely re-used after the event. High value or essential facilities (fire and police stations, EOCs, or health facilities, which are all critical in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, and schools) may have to be built to a higher standard than required by the code to remain operational after an event.

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The largest earthquake recorded in the world was a 9.5 magnitude quake in Chile on May 22, 1960.