When I saw this article about a massive machine created by the Japanese that is digging a tunnel under Seattle I thought wow! That's cool. I then recalled the second earthquake I ever experienced was when I was stationed in Alaska. Why does that matter? Well, the earthquake zone that California gets all the press for extends up the west coast through Seattle all the way to Alaska. Humm, a machine, made in the home of Godzilla, digging up to 200 feet under a major city, in the heart of an earthquake zone. What could go wrong?