A Jordanian national is suing U.S. cable’s CNN for scaring him by reporting an earthquake could strike in Jordan. The CNN report said a massive earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale might destroy Jordan, causing panic among many Jordanians, the lawsuit charged.

"Since CNN enjoys large credibility among the Jordanian audience, the law suitor took the report titled ‘Bye Bye Amman’ very seriously and was in a state of panic for several days," the lawsuit said. CNN Amman coordinator Mohammed Assaad told UPI he did not receive any court notification about the case.

Source: [Pittsburg Tribune Review]

Did anyone see this report? Was it really that scary? I remember reading some reports in the Jordanian press refuting allegations of an upcoming earthquake in Jordan. I guess they came in response to this controversial report that aired on CNN.