August 3, 2012:
So here is some more information on how vulnerable the West Coast is to earth changes. Read this:
“Northwest Earthquake Risk in U.S. Looms Large: 40% Chance of Major Earthquake Within 50 Years”
“Over the past 10,000 years, there have been 19 earthquakes that extended along most of the margin, stretching from southern Vancouver Island to the Oregon-California border,” Goldfinger noted. “These would typically be of a magnitude from about 8.7 to 9.2 — really huge earthquakes.
Here is a presentation by a geologist showing the trouble that the West Coast could be facing in the very near future:
Oregon Earthquake History