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Beware: Fake USGS Letter Warns Of Large Earthquake Coming

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If you've seen it...don't believe it. An official-looking US Geological Survey letter is circulating on the web...warning of an imminent earthquake in the Southland.

The USGS wants you to know…it's bogus.

The fake letter says California issued a state-wide warning yesterday, based on information from the "seismic warning systems" about a quake that could top 7.4 magnitude.

The USGS has publicly denounced the hoax letter being circulated, and has been issuing statements on social media: www.twitter.com/USGS and www.facebook.com/USGeologicalSurvey.

3/31 from TWITTER:

@USGS: Letter circulating online about impending large quake in SoCal w/ USGS logo is NOT from USGS.

Visit real @USGS: http://on.doi.gov/jwhW4e

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