Twitter Tells Story: Earthquake Damage in Mexicali

An earthquake with a magnitude-7.2 has hit Baja California, and could be felt from San Diego to Mexicali to Phoenix. As you would expect some damage was done – but not as much as bad as it had been feared. Thankfully early reports suggest that casualties were low.

As with most earthquake these days, people turn to Twitter to share photos of images as well as letting loved-ones know that they are safe and well. Mashable has been searching through Twitter to look at the after effects of the earthquake in Mexicali – you can see that there was only minor damage.

Social Media is now playing a big role in supplying information after an event like this – this is now much quicker an easier to obtain than waiting for news reports. The problem with the latter is that you have to wait for reporters to get to the affected area, not so with Twitter. The news updates and photos come from those who know best, the locals.

With Twitter showing the personal element, it shows much more than a CNN or Fox News report ever could. If you visit Mashable you will be able to see some photos that have been uploaded on to Twitter by Mexicali residents.

Let us know if you have uploaded any photos on Facebook or Twitter, or please comment below if you were caught up in the earthquake.