Chris Rowan has a good point about baseless, sensational predictions regarding earthquakes.. I was alerted to the article in question last night. I think I may have to include a "just in time" in-class activity regarding these two articles in my class tomorrow.
Andrew at About Geology provides some links and a review of one of Winchester's books.
Natalie Wolchover has another good, detailed tear-apart of the Newsweek thingy.