With this major disaster happening in Japan. A news media broadcast I watch this morning showed training for citizens to prepare for a earthquake in California. Then they asked a official if they felt the US was ready for a similar disaster. He answered that we are years behind being ready for anything that big.

  California is not the only area that will have a earthquake because there are faults across the US that could slip and slide and shake any area.

 The East Coast could be hit by a tsunami that I heard can be caused by a major land slide across the Atlantic.

 9/11 may have been a wakeup means to put preparness out there for everyone but have we gone back to our comfort zones and let building a better system slow down?  

There maybe other disasters to worry about like hurricanes that haven't hit areas of the country in sometime.

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Mike,

Check again, I'm pretty sure the San Andreas is a slip-fault.
The plate on which the western side of the fault is on is moving north. A subduction zone is where one plate dives under another.

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