Just after 7am this morning, the Salt Lake valley experienced it’s largest earthquake since the 90’s. As is typical after a major news event, a fake meme started popping up immediately following the earthquake:
In an effort to ensure the truth (whatever it is) is known, Defending Utah went to verify the claims and found that the states emergency management department has addressed the rumor on twitter.
We’re here to stop rumors:
People have been saying that officials are predicting an earthquake in the next 30 minutes.
THIS IS NOT TRUE.
Earthquakes cannot be predicted, we are 95% certain that this was the main shock. https://t.co/aWt1WguN2l
— Utah Emergency Mgmt (@UtahEmergency) March 18, 2020
It has been over two hours since the the fake meme was first posted, so the government is telling the truth…. this time, about this one thing.
From University of Utah
— University of Utah (@UUtah) March 18, 2020