Wish I was there to participate in that 4-person class, Opher: it sounds like fun. Sorry I missed training with you more while I was there, Matt.
On my way out West (with my U-Haul truck all packed with my and my gf's possessions), we passed through Kansas City. The sky was green, and the clouds looked like cotton candy, with many little tails. I could just imagine one of those little "tails" growing and touching down...right on my U-Haul!
The locals seemed not even to notice. Just like earthquake country out here, I guess. I've felt a few, but no major shakers.
I heard about the 8.0 quake in Japan, but nothing about the damage caused. Anyone heard anything?