Haiti Earthquake and U.S. Fault Lines: Could It Happen in America? - ABC News Hell!!!! yeah!!! it could. I was in the North Ridge Earth Quake in California, and everything folded like a house of cards, and also i was in the one in North Bay area of San Francisco, right on the 4th floor of my apartment building, the ceiling cracked and crumbled and all hell broke lose,even the Oakland Bay bridge did a nose dive. That was in October, 1989, Loma Prietta Earth Quake a 7.0.So yeah it can happen to us right here at home. I have been in 7 Earth Quakes in my whole life time, here in the US.