Great post Elijah. Some good information on that site. We are building in a earthquake heavy zone and in fact were just a few miles away from one of the heaviest earthquakes ever recorded here a few months ago. That was 6.4 and the earth was shaking pretty strongly.

We planned for that and build several smaller houses that are connected but do not share the same foundations. That way they can move freely and do not break so easily. We also build with high quality steel roof to have a less top heavy place and avoid debris falling on our heads. We got through this whole ordeal without any damage.

Always important to really know the natural hazards in the areas you live and travel to.

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")