All cities, all buildings, all construction, all people, are doomed in the long run. Being from California, I've read a couple of interesting books on the geological history of California, and it is pretty clear that we all just live on a slowly moving wave that will eventually crush all human edifices. But that is OK, humans live in the short run.
What's true for California and Japan is true, in slightly different fashion, everywhere else. There isn't one place on earth that is free from the occasional natural disaster, and more importantly, in the long run, the odds of being destroyed by nature are 100%. Best to always consider this and take solace of the fact that we all live in the short to medium term.