Wow. That was scary! I was on my way to Concepcion to teach an HEC-RAS class for some students at the Universidad de Concepcion. Fortunately I decided to spend a few days in Santiago, before going to Conocepcion. I was on the 14th floor of the hotel, and had the fright of my life. The news has said the earthquake was an 8.0 Richter in Santiago. Wow! But everything is okay and I finally got internet back in my hotel room. Now I just have to wait for the airport to open so that I can get out of here. Needless to say, the class in Concepcion is cancelled. I'm very sad to see what has happened in Conce, and really hope that my friends and colleagues there are all okay.