Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Caltech Predicts Earthquake


Pasadena Star-News [CA]
12 April 2010

Internet quake rumor triggers calls to agencies

By Ruby Gonzales Staff Writer

PASADENA - Rumors spread like wildfire on the Internet and via text messages Monday about an impending earthquake, triggering a rash of calls to Caltech, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pasadena Fire Department, officials said. [...]

"It's a rumor that Caltech is predicting a major earthquake and sent all employees home - not true," said Jon Weiner, director of media relations at Caltech. "We can't predict earthquakes, and we're not sending employees home." [...]