[Fault Watch] It's been nearly 20 years since I spent a few seemed-like-enternity anxious moments crouched under a pool table while the Loma Prieta earthquake pummelled the San Francisco Bay Area in October 1989. I know from the Big Ones, and I knew that when I felt that gentle ocean sway this morning, it was not time to panic.
But it's sometimes wise for us to be reminded that we are in fault country. Complain about the snow if you will -- I know I have -- but at least we know when it's coming. Maybe it's my own post-traumatic-stress experience talking, but the anxiety levels rise more when contemplating the earth rockin' and rollin'. What potential Nature Gone Wild prospect freaks you out most? Climate change-induced drought? Earthquake? Blizzard? Locusts? No, wait, we've got the seagulls to take care of those ... (Scott Renshaw)