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Earthquake in Toronto

Though the consequences of earthquakes in the Toronto city is not bigger and dangerous, but couldn’t be expected the same way always!

The Toronto city of Canada is located on the shores of lake Ontario and it could be portrayed as the site with mild seismic activity. There are many places in the city with higher risks of earthquakes and seismic activities. But in general the city has a mixed structure of both older and oldest brick buildings and the new high raised buildings. Hence, its foundation is kind of balanced and less prone to the seismic activities. However, an energetic earthquake infrequently attacked the city in the year 2010 with a magnitude of about 5.0. In order to have a strong foundation against the risks of earthquakes and hurricane wind loads, the new buildings are strictly built by adhering to the quality standards of infrastructure facilities and features, thereby building a strong and resistant Toronto city against the risk of the earthquakes. Even inside the buildings, the people may face internal hazards, because of this the infrastructure facilities are ensured to possess strong ruggedness towards the seismic activities. For example, the building with internal infrastructure facilities like, suspended ceilings and light fixtures in general possess no resistance towards the risks of earthquakes. Hence, most of the buildings in the Toronto city are being built with utmost resistant and standard constructions, as many research conclusions have come forward with the consequences that probably the Toronto city would be facing the risks of earthquakes in the coming years, say next 30 years. Hence the Toronto city is getting ready from now onwards, which is good sign of safety and growth to the city, don’t you think?