Yes, very much. Its high Resilience, Energy absorption properties allows the buildings to withstand shocks, tremors, jolts generated by earth quakes. During tremor, the soil adjacent to the building puts additional pressures on footing as it tries to move back and forth. EPS plays as a buffer material between the building footing and neighboring soil and protect the structures from the additional pressures. EPS deforms in a controlled manner when placed against a structure, can reduce earthquake pressures by 40-50 % percent.