For the last three months, up and down the entire West coast from Panama to Alaska, there have been an increasingly violent series of earthquakes. This is mostly due to the havoc created by the fastest moving continent on earth: Australia. Must be those kangaroos who are at fault, eh? There have been quite a few very violent mass quake events like the recent collapse of part of the lithosphere in Sichuan, China. The Great Boxing Day Quake in Indonesia is perhaps the opening shot in a major planetary rearranging of the tectonic furniture. Today, Los Angeles was shaken up with a medium sized earthquake in one of the hardest to detect or examine upthrust/folds, the Whittier area upthrust region. This all has to do with the basin geology of Los Angeles.