The seismologists are positively baffled by the freak temblor, claiming that it may take months of investigation to pinpoint the source:
"Based on the data, to really be able to point out what has happened and what fault line was responsible it is definitely going to require more research. It can take several months to a year to discover the fault line," said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey.The problem, of course, is that the seismologists are looking down when they should be looking up. As we in the Math Skepticism community know, the obvious cause of this earthquake is the C/2010 X1 orbiting space weapon currently invading our inner solar system. Controlled by rogue Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin, this so-called "comet" has been attacking our planet for years.
This latest attack is the most frightening of all, however, for instead of attacking unnecessary countries like Japan, Haiti, and Italy, Mad Astronomer Elenin is attacking the United States.
If our possibly pod-cloned President isn't too busy golfing, I suggest he launch a strong counterattack against the Soviet Union. Just to be sure.