Can a large quake in one part of the world cause an earthquake in another distant location? Seems logical, doesn't it? So is it outside the realm of possibility to consider that the recent quakes in Japan, New Zealand, Chile and Indonesia could have an impact on the Cascadia Subduction Zone I've talked about in the past? According to the study mentioned above in the article, it sure seems like there could be a connection. Not that it's a sure thing that there will be events elsewhere triggered by these prior developments, but it's something worth considering if you are a survivalist/prepper in one of the potentially affected regions.