And not too much seismic activity over the States - which I'm pleased to hear. But I'd leave the W coast if I were you.
Not too much seismic activity here YET. Watch Alaska, if your clockwise theory is correct. Then watch SE Alaska and BC Canada.
My whole life they've been predicting the "big one" here. Seattle is built on top of the old Seattle. We have all sorts of caverns running underground. One tourist tour is to go to "underground Seattle" (I've never taken that tourist tour, but it starts in a bar, so I should. ). The first Seattle burned down, so it was built over. Now today, we also have an underground bus tunnel. My brother is a civil engineer. When he was in college one professor said that in order to build that bus tunnel they had to go to 5 different civil engineers to get it allowed (several people died during that, kinda like the wall of China). Only one of them said that our area should build more underground. First, we have the wrong type of rock...um...soil...I forget. But, even if we didn't have this underground city, earthquakes still devastate us due to the soil...rock. Second, our mountains are volcanic. Third, we're in the ring of fire.
I don't care how well you build a building, if that building is perched on something that will collapse, that building is gone.
So, I'm more concerned about the story I read talking about the tectonic plate smashing into another Pacific tectonic plate. That is how mountains are created. Many look at the San Andreas in California, but those plates just rub against each other. But, That plate that crashed into the other Pacific plate...What is that going to do as it reacts this way? Earth is slower than water.
I've been told, by fire fighters/medics, that when the "big one" happens it will be an 8 or 9 on the rictor scale, similar to what Japan experienced. California has nothing on us. And, similar to Japan, the "big one" would last much longer than the typical earthquake. The problem here is, if that were to occur, the majority of buildings in Seattle proper would collapse, not because of how their building, but due to what is underneath them...air.
I'm also concerned about the nuclear reaction. But maybe, since the Japanese eat so much sea food, They're already prepped for the potential fall out? May be silly, but I always wish the best.
Personally, I'd prefer a little seismic activity here. That way it can let off a little steam, literally. I'll take a few small earthquakes...2-3-4, but not more than a 4.something.
I guess it's time to move to Idaho.