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Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Issues Statement About False Earthquake Warning

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014 10:14pm

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department says there’s a hoax e-mail circulating about a supposed large earthquake imminent in Southern California.

The e-mail appears to be on U.S. Geological Survey letterhead..  The USGS says they do not predict earthquakes, and that the e-mail is a hoax.  The USGS quickly issued statements disavowing the letter, and used social media to try to get the word out quickly that the e-mail isn’t real.

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