I like the 2nd comment on the Boing Boing article:
So what I get from this is that if we get rid of the big mean guy with the beard who keeps pulling us around we wouldn't have earthquakes? -anon.
What does that say about me, I wonder...
The post was also picked up by Vernier - the company that makes the force/acceleration sensors used in the videos.
There's also the herd of geobloggers and geotweeps that helped push this through the 'tubes' including Anne Jefferson and Chris Rowan at Highly Allochthonous, Steve Gough at Riparian Rap, and Brian Romans at Clastic Detritus.