Earth movements are not rare. Large movements - described by the Richter scale - help compare the sizes of each movement. Quakes above a 5 can rattle nerves. Worse, quakes above 7 can create large amounts of damage. A string of quakes have now been reported by the media - in the regions known as the ring of fire (Mexico [7.0], Indonesia [8.6], Oregon [5.9]). Are these quakes related? Well, we cannot blame fracking this time. Instead the quakes are most likely a cluster of random events - and as humans we tend to interpret clusters as something more. Sorry - but we cannot predict quakes. No. We can only prepare for them. Therefore, double check your supplies of bottled water, cans of chili, and batteries for the flashlights. Finally - enjoy the ride.