The way I see it, my own personal theory is that the drought has probably dried up the underground wells and lakes which provided a "cushion" against tremors when the tectonic plates would move or slam against each other. In high school, I remember one friend remarking during a very hot day, "It's earthquake weather..." Right now we're facing an unprecedented heat wave on the West Coast, not only in California but along the west coast of Oregon and Washington. Perhaps the big disaster we'll see this year is a big quake along the West Coast, if not California alone. I'll need to prep with some supplies to last a while in the event of a "Big One" striking, and the aftermath following. In fact, I urge anybody on the West Coast to do the same. Would be a good idea to stock up on some ammunition as well, and of course pray, pray, pray. Only God can stop the earth from shaking.I just saw a report of an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude on the California-Nevada border (per the Boston Globe website). Another report said it was a 6.0! It wasn't very deep, so it was felt over a wide area--apparently all the way to the S.F. Bay area.