Well, being a geologist, I definitely wouldn't live on the west coast. Put me in the middle of the continental plate instead. We still get quakes and they can be doozies since they are deep seated but they are much less frequent.
It was pretty funny, I was talking with my roommate, saying blah blah blah, when suddenly the room started shaking and I nonchalantly said, "Oh, it's an earthquake." My roommate didn't even feel it even though it lasted for a few seconds and our monitors were shaking.
So when is the Big One due? The Big One is that fell earthquake that will pull much of CA into the deep blue. Hopefully after DDR mainboards ship so you can at least be pleasured by those before you meet your maker.