hi guys, i saw this show on the discovery channel last weekend. It talked about Tsunamis and they said major tsunami occurs every 300-500 yrs and the last we had on the westcoast was 300 years ago so we're do for the next big one anytime now and it might even swallow the coastal california! i've been doing some more research online these are some website i found. http://www.ees.lanl.gov/archive_index/2005/tsunami.shtml, http://www.coastnews.com/disaster/tsunami.htm, http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/07.20.00/tsunami1-0029.html i'm from florida and we have lots of hurricane, but atleast we get a 3-4 days headsup so we can evacuate (but i've never had to). but earthquakes and tsunamis, there's not much warning at all. there are 2 kinds of tsunami. one that happens at a distance from the shoreline (the waves could hit land in hours) and the other one where it can happen near the shoreline (the waves could hit within minutes!). if anybody has any more information please share with me what you know. i just applied to SCCO, i'm considering their school and now i'm scared of moving there.