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Bug #40078 closed:corrected

Shaken Not Stirred

 
This bug appeared in a news report published by Bloomberg Business on May 30, 2015 by Gearoid Reidy. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Simple Factual Error

Writing for Bloomberg Business, Gearoid Reidy reports that "an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck deep underground about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) off Japan..." His story notes that "the agency [i.e. the Japan Meteorological Agency] reported an earlier preliminary magnitude reading of 8.5."

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has consistently reported a magnitude reading of 8.5 from the beginning and has not been stirred to lower the figure. It's the US Geological Survey that is reporting the lower magnitude reading of 7.8 and not the JMA.

Response

JT Cassidy has contacted Bloomberg Business and received the following response.

The Bloomberg Newsroom contacted me via email to inform me that it got my message about the error and that the reporter updated the story.

Bug History

May 31, 2015 9:21 pm Open JT Cassidy
Jun 01, 2015 10:07 pm Closed: Corrected JT Cassidy

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