Got to laugh! I am in the desert southwest, and earthquakes are an every day occurance here. In the past, I have done posts in here about earthquake preparedness....and gotten mostly crap for it from folks in this forum who could not imagine the scenario. Things like bridges down, so vehicle traffic can't move for weeks (you will be stuck on the freeway living out of your car for maybe days). Powerlines down indefinitely. Water mains broken, so no drinking water or water to fight fires. Brush/forest fires running unchecked and whole neighborhoods on fire as it goes from house to house. And of course....the possibility of looters and those taking advantage of the situation. Etc........ Well, I hope some of you can now imagine what I am talking about!