Posted by te_pakeha, Thu Mar-31-05 09:45 PM
This kind of thinking can only evolve on the continents eh. Come live on top of a tectonic plate junction like we do, it'll give you some perspective.
(Just to reinforce previous points)
Your reasoning is flawed for starters because you're only looking at the earthquakes that affect people, rather than all earthquakes. It's just like the so-called increase in hurricanes, you'll find the number is acutally fairly consistent, it's just luck as to whether folks'll be affected or not.