On the totally off-topic tangent of earthquakes vs floods, tornadoes, etc:
The cool thing about earthquakes is they come totally without warning, and only last 30 - 90 seconds, then it is over, except for everybody for the next week telling you what they were doing when the earthquake hit.
What I am getting at is, when something like tornadoes are predicted for an area, everyone is terrified (and justifiably so) for several hours, even if the nearest actual tornado strike was 200 miles away. Floods? You see them coming for days, lots of time to get worried sick.
But earthquakes? They are over before you have time to even get thoroughly frightened. Just run for the nearest doorway and stand there, you’ll be okay.
As cataclysmic events go, aren’t they considerate?
Dan the Appreciative