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Earthquake Glossary

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Earthquake Resistant

A building that is earthquake resistant is expected to retain sufficient structural integrity during an earthquake to protect the people using the facility and permit them to evacuate safely after the event. New structures, if built to code are (by definition) earthquake resistant but not earthquake proof.

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It is estimated that there are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year.