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Stop the Earthquake Twitter Rumors

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We tried ignoring all the hoopla on Twitter yesterday, but apparently we can't. The internet has been atwitter about a major earthquake striking in the next few days. Sure, that's a possibility, just like it's a possibility every day of the year. The fact is, earthquakes cannot be predicted--at least with this much advance notice--despite what Twitter says. What's true is that there has been more earthquake this year and scientists have yet to officially explain it. One theory is that "major earthquakes tend to occur in cycles, and experts have said the region in recent years has been in a quiet cycle when it comes to sizable temblors," according to the LA Times.