East Coast quake and Colorado earthquake: Twitter explosion

 

By Posted 23 Aug 2011, 22:02

The east coast has suffered from a quake that has hit places like DC and Richmond Va, , but in a strange twist an earthquake also hit Colorado. As you would imagine this natural event has exploded on Twitter, while news websites try to offer a map of areas that were affected. This is not the only event that has been getting a lot of attention on Twitter, as Hurricane Irene is as well – it’s as if we are watching a Hollywood movie where all the forces converge all at once.

Thankfully there have been no reports of injury, and it is all thanks to the power of social media that reports can come in much faster than relying on reporters. The reason for this is due to the fact that you the public is in the affected areas so will be able to give us a personal view before any reporter can get to these sites.

The Weather Channel has been updating its Twitter feed on a regular basis. They first announced that the east coast earthquake measured 5.8 and could be felt as far north as New York. However, they then updated that to a 5.9 magnitude. Southern Hospitality thought that they would take advantage of the situation by offering 20 percent of milkshakes. You have to love the marketing there.

The east coast has suffered from a quake, but in a strange twist an earthquake also hit Colorado. As you would imagine this natural event has exploded on Twitter, while news websites try to offer a map of areas that were affected. This is not the only event that has been getting a lot of attention on Twitter, as Hurricane Irene is as well – it’s as if we are watching a Hollywood movie where all the forces converge all at once.

Onlyincolorado has an interesting tweet, as they said that those people who thought that an earthquake in Colorado would not happen, then just ask yourself how the mountains were formed? The Huffingtonpost has an interesting map that shows the affected areas from central Virginia, Washington D.C. and New York. We are told that HuffPost Green is working on a more detailed map, which should also include Colorado.

There is also another map on WebProNews, where you can see that a number of quakes have hit different regions across the states over the past day. As yet there are no reports of any aftershocks, but if history is anything to go by, there will be a few.

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