Hello, I currently live in Northern California, about a quarter mile from one of the active faults they say may be responsible for the next 'big one'. When I first moved out here from the East Coast, my family and friends all thought I was nuts for putting myself in harms way. Now I'll be the first to admit that I'm kinda nutty, but the way I see it the risk I know about is better than the risks I don't. Here in quake country there's pretty good awareness of the risks. (although that doesn't seem to make the average person that much more prepared). By comparison, my family back east doesn't seem to care that they're due for a massive quake, or in the fall out line should the super volcano under Yellow Stone blow... and they have to worry about hurricanes, floods, blizzards, and yuppies. So I'll be here looking to prepare for the upcoming quake (and other manner of SHTF scenarios), and enjoy the mild weather, great growing season, and overall hardening of our infrastructure compared to the East Coast.