There was an earthquake on the night before Valentine’s day. One of the biggest in Japan since the 2011 earthquake. Luckily, no tsunami to take out a nuclear reactor. It was the largest I’ve felt since I moved here. Where I am it was just a long slow and big swaying of the ground. Did not feel particularly violent here, but it caused some havoc closer to the epicenter.

It was the first topic during the Monday morning sync up meeting with my team. “Yeah, that was the biggest I’ve felt here. Back in Texas we basically get just tornadoes.”

Just tornadoes?”