Horrible news out of Asia today. But what I'm not hearing from the talking heads is that could happen here, on the West Coast of the USA also. We have a shallow continental plate offshore also, and our shoreline is at least as heavily populated as the shoreline in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. A 9.0 off the coast of California, Oregon or Washington could also kill thousands. I believe they have actually done some planning for such a disaster in Washington, like marking evacuation routes to higher ground. We also had a near miss by an asteroid this week. It wasn't a world killer, but if it had hit a major city, it would have killed millions. Disaster is always just around the corner. I think it's time for me to check my disaster supplies.