Internet users in New Zealand have reportedly received emails, spreading a sick hoax that claims an earthquake is predicted to hit the city of Auckland on Sunday, April 17th.
A typical email reads:
Next earthquake announced April 17 will hit Auckland
There is about 88% chance within the next days Auckland will be hit by an earthquake according to National Earthquake Information Center from New Zealand. This news was released today after more predictions related to the Christchurch earthquake. Read more here or on www.nzherald.co.nz
However, the email has been debunked by the NZ Herald newspaper, which has confirmed that it is a hoax.
Received an email claiming an earthquake prediction for Auckland and pointing to our site? It's a hoax: http://t.co/qU7Zq7Z
— nzherald (@nzherald) April 12, 2011
Residents of New Zealand would obviously be highly alarmed by such a warning, as the country is recovering…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.