For you fans of how the public understanding of natural disasters is created, here's the upper-left ear from the Drudge Report (still leading with Friday's Los Angeles earthquake as of this writing*). It's standard Drudge, meaning "links allegedly related to the top story, with ellipses," and we're especially interested in the third and fifth ones, which (ahem) appear to link to the (kaff) same story
The first of those is true-ish, in that it pretty closely resembles something that a not-quite-accurately identified person said:
Jones said Friday’s quake was 10 times larger than the March 17 magnitude-4.4 quake near Encino. She added that every quake has a chance of leading to something bigger.
“Every earthquake has a 5 percent chance of being followed by something
larger. The fact that this had a foreshock doesn’t particularly increase
that probability,” she said.
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