Earthquake insurance

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Aviva offers earthquake insurance that you can add to your policy to make sure that you’re covered.

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We offer optional coverage to help you get back on track after an earthquake.  

Simplified seismic hazard map for British Columbia

Although earthquakes occur in all regions of Canada, certain areas have a higher probability of experiencing damaging ground motions caused by earthquakes.

The map below provides an idea of the likelihood of experiencing strong earthquake shaking at various locations across British Columbia. This map shows the relative seismic hazard across British Columbia for single family dwellings (1-2 story structures).

2015 Seismic Hazard Map - Geological survey of Canada

The values from the National Building Code of Canada seismic hazard maps are used directly by the code to determine the design requirements of buildings to help ensure they are able to withstand expected levels of shaking from potential future earthquakes.

Those maps are available at: http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/hazard-alea/zoning-zonage/NBCC2015maps-en.php and engineers obtain the hazard values specific to their site from our online calculator at: http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/hazard-alea/interpolat/index_2015-en.php

Source: Earthquakes Canada website, Natural Resources Canada, 2018. Reproduced with the permission of the Department of Natural Resources, 2018.

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