Myth: Officials are predicting a larger earthquake in the next 30 minutes.
Fact: Earthquakes cannot be predicted. However, we are 95 percent certain that the earthquake this morning was the main quake.
Myth: Officials (FEMA) are telling people to evacuate
Fact: They are not. This was a strong earthquake, but see actual sources above. We expect to see some damage, but we will get through this
Myth: Shut off your natural gas
Fact: Only shut it off if you hear or smell gas escaping.
Myth: Get in a doorway.
Fact: It's better to get under a table or desk.
Myth: Earthquakes can be predicted.
They cannot be predicted, however, we expect that the earthquake we felt today was the largest one of the sequence. That is true in 95% of earthquakes. Preparedness tip: