It is neither practically nor economically feasible to move an entire town or city located near or on faultlines, so what is being done to protect earthquake-prone cities and address earthquake-prone building stock?

An earthquake-prone building is defined as a structure that: will have its ultimate capacity exceeded in a moderate earthquake, and would be likely to collapse causing injury or death to persons in the building or to persons on any other property; or cause damage to any other property Christchurch Since…