California Earthquake to Happen Later than Expected

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Wednesday, 26 September 2007

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Scientists at GEDA Examining Seismic Data

After analyzing massive amounts of seismic data, scientists for the Global Earthquake Detection Authority (GEDA) announced today that the long predicted massive California earthquake will happen at least two weeks later than previously thought.

Elkin Perndorf of GEDA stated "We have long been predicting a large quake in California in the next 20 years. We now know that it will occur at least 14 days later than originally expected. This is good news for both the State of California and its people, since it provides two extra weeks of preparation time".

Rival scientists at the Center for Earthquake Awareness (CEA) denounced the findings, stating that, while factually correct, the two week extensions is liable to lull many Californians into a false sense of security. CEA chief scientist Vamelia Kratz thinks GEDA should "keep their big fat mouths shut".

"With earthquake preparedness woefully underfunded the last thing we needed was those GEDA people telling Californians they have an extra two weeks", said Kratz.

State officials refused to comment on the news. It has been reported however that the Governor has delayed the sale of his private beach front mansion for two weeks.

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