I've traveled all around the country, and when people find out I'm from Los Angeles they'll often ask about our earthquakes. Sure, we get earthquakes every decade or so, but they last for about 30 seconds and generally don't do much more than knock stuff off shelves (unlike earthquakes in poor countries, where shoddy construction can lead to thousands of deaths). Earthquakes can even be fun!
I'd rather get an earthquake every decade than hurricanes every year.
Max at Dead Ends replies and says that hurricanes are more fun than earthquakes. Maybe... I'd love to find out! The best would be an earthquake during a hurricane... with a volcano! Someone call Steven Spielberg, it sounds like an Oscar-winner to me.