Yup, I think I feel at least a quake a month or so. Typically you feel them and they are done. No muss, no fuss. Even a small hurricane causes damage and lasts for hours.
And an earthquake big enough to separate CA would cause an astronomical amount of damage to the world. Small earthquakes in the ocean cause huge tsunami's. Imagine a coastline falling into the ocean and what that wave would look like. And the shock of the quake would cause damage throughout the U.S. It's an interesting thought though.
say goodbye to Hawaii, Japan, NZ, and basically anything else in the pacific ocean. Could you even imagine the resulting wave from that much land being displaced into the ocean?
The real issue would be a quake that kills electricity for a substantial amount of time, and the resulting civil unrest that would follow.
I would like to think that the people here will wake up eventually, and see the policies (mostly financial) here are destroying this state. I don't care so much about the societal policies so much as the fiscal ones. I don't care about issues like gay marriage or abortion, I do however don't care for the cost of living and massive taxation. Both of these can be addressed pretty easily, but for some reason, there is some kind of flattery associated with paying through your nose for no good reason.
Have you ever seen this happen in any other state or country? Governments are like organisms that need to eat and grow. Taxation in California, in its various forms, will continue to increase until things come to a head and there is some kind revolution or drastic event. California and the US are a hundred years from that happening.
A hundred years, huh?
Push, I'm not sure if you're insinuating it will be much sooner or much later. How long do you think and what do tho think it will take?
Explain how in the blue blazes our present unsustainable course could possibly last 100 years.
It will take thick rotors and brake pads.
Next time you're in CA look around. You will see the people stopping at Starbucks before work for Lattes. You will see people going out for sushi for dinner. You will see them going home in their Forerunners and Camrys to their well landscaped homes. These are not people on the cusp of any type of revolution.
Look at who Californians voted into the White House. These are people who are not looking for change, they are looking for someone to take care of them. Fiscal responsibility means nothing to them, they are fine with a kick the can down the road approach.
Nothing will change in California or the rest of the US for a long time. I was being conservative with my 100 year statement.