Under normal conditions of contract, earthquake is regarded as act of God. However in places like California & Japan, earthquake is inevitable. Based on the observation from the recent quakes, most buildings do not survive the disaster. How do we strike a balance between the value of a human live against the project cost?
What is the scale level ? (1 to 9 )
If so, is it safe to say the casualties in quakes at the renge of 7 to 8 are just unlucky & there isn't much can be done?