Last April, my editor at Outside asked me to look into the possibility of a Japan-style earthquake and tsunami striking the West Coast. Turns out it's not only possible, it's probable. Will it strike within our lifetime? Nobody knows. But if it does, it's going to be one hell of a ride. The resulting 7,000-word piece, "Totally Psyched for the Full-Rip Nine," envisions a 9.1 megaquake and tsunami hitting the coast, with a minute-by-minute narration. It won't hit newsstands until mid-September, but the editors put an early version online and it's getting massive hits and media interest. Here's an interview I just did an hour ago on KUOW's "The Conversation," with host Ross Reynolds. Coverage also at the P-I Online, KING 5 News, and Daily Kos.