April Fools 'Earthquake' in California Registers Zero on Richter Scale

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Apr 01, 2014 4:53 PM

"California is issuing a statewide warning," and five communities – Westminster, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Newport Beach, and La Habra – should "be prepared for a sizable earthquake up to but not limiting a 7.4 magnitude tremor," read a letter that purported to be from the US Geological Survey. However, the USGS denied it issued the letter and asserted that the "sizable earthquake" of which the letter warned was a hoax.