Monday, March 14, 2011

Seashells Signal a Tsunami

The Borneo Post
14 March 2011

Police advise not to believe rumours

by Kelimen Sawatan.

KOTA KINABALU: Police have advised the public not to believe rumours about large numbers of seashells being washed ashore in Putatan, signaling a tsunami may hit the state. [...]

The SMS text stated that seashells have surfaced along the coast of Putatan and it is the animal reaction to an impending disaster.

“These seashells always hide beneath the sand. For them to surface is an unusual and unnatural thing. This is just like the incident earlier this week where Californian coast is flooded with dead tuna fish washed ashore. Pls pass this msg so we could all do our bit to pray!” [...]

The Star [Malaysia]
15 March 2011

Hoax SMS claims of shellfish washing ashore

KOTA KINABALU: Text messages are circulating here that thousands of shellfish had washed ashore at Putatan, near here, but officials have dismissed it as a hoax.

Kota Kinabalu police chief ACP Ahmad Sofi Zakaria advised the public to ignore the rumours that are being spread via text message and social network sites. [...]