There appears to be a fault zone in the Tacoma area that “may have caused a shallow earthquake of 7 to 7.5 magnitude 1,100 years ago,” causing areas of uplift of about 12 feet. 12 feet! Yikes. Of course, I live directly on a major fault line myself, the Seattle Fault. And I don’t just mean near the Fault, but as far as I can tell, I live directly on one of the fault lines. I won’t lie and say that this doesn’t scare the hell out of me some days. I guess I could move to the Midwest. What’s more scary: tornados, or earthquakes? At least you can hide from tornados.