I just watched a wicked documentary about planet Earth which explained everything from the Earth's beginings as a molten planet to the first bacteria and the destruction of dinosaurs before going on to natural disasters. I found the volcanoes part interesting but more than that was earthquakes. Experts were talking about the mid-atlantic rift to show an example of what two tectonic plates moving away from each other look like and can only be seen clearly in Iceland which sits on both the North American and Eurasian plates. They spoke of the rift waiting to happen on the west coast of the US which everybody agrees will get under way properly (they shown examples where it has already in other parts of the coast) after 'the big one'. They then started to talk about fault lines and how there are visible faults and hidden fault lines. They believe one of these hidden faults sits directly under LA. They explained how the longer it takes for the big one to happen the worse it will be due to the obvious pressure building up in the meantime. You lot in New York are no safer however but from a different threat, highlighting the rift in the mid-atlantic again, the experts believe that the half of Iceland which sits on the North American plate will collapse and fall into the ocean with catastrophic results not just for the Icelandics but for the entire Eastern seaboard of the US which will suffer from a mega tsunami as a result. In fact, with the Gulf and South-East affected by hurricanes, the Mid-West by tornadoes and the North-West sitting in proximity to a potential super-volcano at Yellowstone then i reckon the safest place to live in the States would be Wisconsin or Minnesota.