I felt prettty sick all day, so I was unable to attend our local boobquake dinner. But I have been monitoring the seismographs. It is in fact somewhat rare to have an earthquake of 6.0 or greater on a given day. There are about 200 a year at that level, and they are random, and thus cluster somewhat as random things do. So the daily expectation of one or more earthquakes is less than 4/7. Nonetheless, the single 6 magnitude earthquake that happened on Boob Day (using the international time coordinates) was not impressive. We can conclude:

Intense praying by Islamic clerics reversed the effects of several hours of boob quaking!


  1. #1 Mike Haubrich
    April 26, 2010

    I think the fact that you were not at La Casita (pictures to follow) accounts for the fact that the world didn’t move.

  2. #2 jaf
    April 27, 2010

    We missed you at Boobquake dinner. I socialized and did all kind of potentially offensive shit (okay, nothing actually offensive).

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    April 27, 2010

    Jaf: Well, Mike’s sending pictures, and I can check the morning newspapers, so we’ll see….

  4. #5 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    April 27, 2010

    Actually, Ben will be the one to send the pictures.

  5. #6 Shadow Caster
    April 27, 2010

    You guys got pwned. Not that I completely agree with the scholar, but running to the “statistics” hill is so pathetic. I nearly ROTFLMAO’d on the train today.

  6. #7 Stephanie Z
    April 27, 2010

    Running to the statistics hill? Jen’s intent, from the moment she discovered there would be more than a few women taking part in Boobquake, was to run the statistics. Which she did.


    Or were you silly enough, Shadow Caster, to think that anyone expected a day without earthquakes? Those don’t actually happen.