Apparently Vic is a mathematical genius.
I've been waiting months for an unlikely disaster to strike D.C. so that I could fill in the blanks for this comic. I'm so glad the earthquake happened. I'm also glad that no one was injured or killed, because then I'd feel bad about being glad it happened.
(I'm sure you can find a more exact measurement by using NASA data or something, but at a certain point I decided it really didn't matter for the purpose of the strip.)