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FALSE ALARM: Earthquake prediction hoax making the rounds

There appears to be a rumor circulating that scientists have predicted a large-scale earthquake will hit the area within the next day or three days, depending on the “source.”
Snopes.com has reported this to be false and calls to Scripps Institute of Oceanography turned up no reports of any predicted activity.
The rumor is making the rounds via text messages and e-mails, usually citing a “friend of a friend” who works in a seismology department.

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5 comments

Gemini87 April 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

WOW!!! I GOT A CALL FROM MY FATHER SAYING THAT EXACT SAME THING!!! HE HAD US GETTING ARE BAGS PACKED AND BY THE DOOR!!!!

momofthree72 April 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm

whether this is true or not, its still better to just b prepared. I dont think anyone can predict earthquake at all but this rumor going around is not funny at all.

16pinkismiles April 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

u noe waht dis is total bull shit!
noe body noes wen an earthquake will occur
hu eva started dis hole thing, let me just say dis is not funny!

mary tyer April 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

The reason for the questions – or skepticisms – is a result of snopes.com claiming to have the bottom line facts to certain questions or issue when in fact they have been proven wrong. Also, there were criticisms the Mikkelsons were not really investigating and getting to the ‘true’ bottom of various issues.
So, I say this now to everyone who goes to snopes.com to get what they think to be the bottom line fact ‘proceed with caution.’ Take what it says at face value and nothing more. Use it only to lead you to their references where you can link to and read the sources for yourself. Plus, you can always Google a subject and do the research yourself. It now seems apparent that’s all the Mikkelson’s do. After all, I can personally vouch from my own experience for their ‘not’ fully looking into things.

Robert Rhodes April 19, 2010 at 2:19 am

With condolences, this killer quake in Afghanistan was partially predicted with global warming filth:
http://www.topix.net/forum/source/pasadena-star-news/T9USHCST2HKEQ7T8D#lastPost

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