I was in the Bay area for a few days. It was cloudy and grim as it is nearly every time I visit, with even some rain. This visit was unique: Over dinner yesterday, I managed to feel the vibrations, surmise relying on the collective consciousness of people around me that it was an earthquake, sprint out and feel sheepish bonding with others in the same situation. Magnitude 5.6 earthquake, and other stats at usgs site. Best things about CA are one's friends, aged, ageless, and new.