My thoughts and prayers are also with the Japanese people. Every now and then something happens that is bigger than guns and OC. From the reports and pictures, the survivors seem to be calm. I have not read of any lawlessnes, looting, etc. like what went on in New Orleans with hurricane Katrina.
I live in western Washington state, a very earthquake prone place. The Cascades are nothing more than a string of volcanoes which are far from dead. The geologists here keep finding more faults all the time. Seattle is built on fill, not solid ground. Someday we could have an earthquake and tsunami just as deadly as the ones that hit Japan. I pray for the Japanese people and I pray for those of us who live here that it never happens here.