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FALSE ALARM SPREADS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA ALERTING TO EARTHQUAKE IN GUAYAQUIL - March 03, 2010

At 1:52 A.M on Wednesday a rumor began in Guayaquil, Ecuador that an earthquake was going to strike the port city at 3:00 am. The Naval Oceanographic Institute of the navy (INOCAR) denied that any earthquake hit the city. There contact number is 04-2481300.

Hugo Yepes, the director of the Geophysics Institute stated in an interview on Teleamazonas that Ecuadorians should prepare for an earthquake. Statistically a major quake usually strikes every decade and the last was in 1998 that registered 7.1. He stated the last twelve years have been pretty quiet. He said it is inevitable.

 Sources - Wire Reports

         

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