Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez · September, 2007

Latest posts by Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez from September, 2007

Colombia: Bogus Earthquake Alarm in Bogotá

  8 September 2007

A prank was recently played on the entire city of Bogota, in which an individual called several companies indicating that a massive earthquake to strike the capital city. The false alarm sent many scurrying for safety and left the phone lines of the local seismology center at the point of collapse. Some Colombian bloggers and forum members provided the reminder that earthquakes cannot be predicted and lamented the fact that many Bogotans were unprepared in the event of a real emergency.

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