Of course let's not forget the volcanoes that continue to erupt in Hawaii, Guatemala, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand and Italy. And remember that's all within the past few days.
While traveling on a trip to Kenya as we entered the great rift travel companion that happened to be a geologist explained many things to me. He told me that basically when we have an earthquake and the plates of the earth shift downward to the earth's core. The plates start to melt causing more lava. The increase in lava then needs to go somewhere so we have volcanic eruptions. How he explained it actually made sense to me.
The photos below demonstrate the usual areas of concern, not that a really understand all of it but I do not see Michigan highlighted.
So with all of that said do we all need to think more about emergency preparedness?