With population and development continuing to increase in at-risk areas, a growing number of Canadians are vulnerable to earthquake damage. Earthquakes are impossible to predict and can strike suddenly with no warning. They can occur at any time of the year and at any time of day.

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Protect your home from Earthquakes

A strong quake near a big city could be the most destructive disaster this country could ever experience. The following provides info on key areas that may require attention in order to reduce the risk of earthquake damage to your home.

Earthquake Hazard Research Papers

Lessons from Haiti and Chile

Reducing the risk of earthquake damage in Canada: Lessons from Haiti and Chile
Paul Kovacs
November 2010
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 49

Earthquake Hazard Zones

Earthquake Hazard Zones: The relative risk of damage to Canadian buildings
Paul Kovacs
Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Adjunct Research Professor, Economics, Univ. of Western Ontario

Robert Sweeting
Manager, Research, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
June 2004
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 39

System Reliability Analysis of Steel Frames

Reliability of steel frame systems with semi-rigid connections
H.P Hong & S. Wang
September 2003
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 35

Earthquake Planning for Business

Earthquake Planning for Business: A Guide for Businesses in British Columbia
Emergency Preparedness for Industry & Commerce Council
July 2003

Seismic Response of Structures with Underground Storeys

Seismic Response of Structures with Underground Storeys
M. Hesham El Naggar, Ph. D, P. Eng.
January 2003
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 26

The Application of Tuned Liquid Dampers

Studies on the application of tuned liquid dampers (TLD) to upgrade the seismic resistance of structures
A. El Damatty, April 2002
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 17

Chi Chi Taiwan Earthquake

A review of the performance of two large sub-stations and eight large dams during the Chi Chi, Taiwan earthquake
Robin Charlwood, T.E. Little, J.K. Lou
April 2000
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 6

Foreign Earthquake Insurance Programs

Foreign Earthquake Insurance Programs
Richard Roth Sr.
October 1999
ICLR Research Paper Series B – No. 8

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Earthquake Hazard Research Papers

Lessons from Haiti and Chile

Reducing the risk of earthquake damage in Canada: Lessons from Haiti and Chile
Paul Kovacs
November 2010
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 49

Earthquake Hazard Zones

Earthquake Hazard Zones: The relative risk of damage to Canadian buildings
Paul Kovacs
Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Adjunct Research Professor, Economics, Univ. of Western Ontario

Robert Sweeting
Manager, Research, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
June 2004
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 39

System Reliability Analysis of Steel Frames

Reliability of steel frame systems with semi-rigid connections
H.P Hong & S. Wang
September 2003
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 35

Earthquake Planning for Business

Earthquake Planning for Business: A Guide for Businesses in British Columbia
Emergency Preparedness for Industry & Commerce Council
July 2003

Seismic Response of Structures with Underground Storeys

Seismic Response of Structures with Underground Storeys
M. Hesham El Naggar, Ph. D, P. Eng.
January 2003
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 26

The Application of Tuned Liquid Dampers

Studies on the application of tuned liquid dampers (TLD) to upgrade the seismic resistance of structures
A. El Damatty, April 2002
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 17

Chi Chi Taiwan Earthquake

A review of the performance of two large sub-stations and eight large dams during the Chi Chi, Taiwan earthquake
Robin Charlwood, T.E. Little, J.K. Lou
April 2000
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 6

Foreign Earthquake Insurance Programs

Foreign Earthquake Insurance Programs
Richard Roth Sr.
October 1999
ICLR Research Paper Series B – No. 8

The IIBHS offers a variety of tools in its Open for Business™ program for small business owners. This program not only reduces potential disaster loses but also assists businesses to reopen quickly should disaster strike.

You may also request a FREE Open…for Business™ package – consisting of a pamphlet, disaster planning folder and guide – by writing to info@iclr.org or calling (416) 364-8677.

Open for Business™ Guide (PDF)

The Open for Business™ Guide contains important steps for business owners to take when reporting losses, assessing damages and returning to business.

Open for Business Guide