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Twitter and social media use in New Zealand earthquake disaster

Twitter and social media use in New Zealand earthquake disaster

[ 1 ] September 13, 2021

Social media seems to have more and more of a part to play at times of crisis as it’s an easy way to spread the word about what’s happening with a situation and giving out information when the usual options have been made difficult. We’ve heard before of its use after an earthquake and also [...]

Vanuatu Earthquake Generates Tsunami: Twitter latest

Vanuatu Earthquake Generates Tsunami: Twitter latest

[ 0 ] August 10, 2021

Yesterday there was a Tsunami alert put in place following the 7.5 magnitude Vanuatu Earthquake. In the video below you can see a news report detailing the quake and the fears that a mini-tsunami could be generated, and while looking at twitter to get the most updated news, a Tsunami did form.

Earthquake Hits Maryland: Twitter Updates

Earthquake Hits Maryland: Twitter Updates

[ 0 ] July 16, 2021

An earthquake with a 3.6-magnitude has hit near Gaithersburg, Maryland this morning, which is 20 miles northwest of Washington. It is reported that this is the largest in the region since 1974 with over 5,000 residents of Maryland saying that they felt the shake.

South California Earthquake: L.A. Celebs Hit Twitter

South California Earthquake: L.A. Celebs Hit Twitter

[ 0 ] July 8, 2021

You will all have heard by now of the 5.4 magnitude earthquake that hit southern California yesterday and if there’s one thing guaranteed to get a reaction out of people, it’s an earthquake. Also of course southern California is full of famous actors, writers, performers and TV presenters and the earthquake brought the celebrities out [...]

Twitter and Facebook during Earthquakes: “I’m Ok”

[ 1 ] June 25, 2021

While some people may not like the concept of social networking, others believe it is a godsend. This is especially so when things like earthquakes occur. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter come in really handy during earthquakes, to let your friends and family know you’re OK.

Meditation guru Apologizes for California / Mexico Earthquake on Twitter

Meditation guru Apologizes for California / Mexico Earthquake on Twitter

[ 0 ] April 5, 2022

We recently reported that Twitter was being used to share comments and images of the damage caused by the earthquake that hit California and Mexico. We have just learned that a meditation guru has turned to the micro-blogging site to apologize for causing the 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

Twitter Tells Story: Earthquake Damage in Mexicali

Twitter Tells Story: Earthquake Damage in Mexicali

[ 0 ] April 5, 2022

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.

Philippines Earthquake: Twitter Manila Commotion

Philippines Earthquake: Twitter Manila Commotion

[ 0 ] March 25, 2022

According to reports from Associated Press, an earthquake measuring 6.2-magnitude has recently struck just west of Manila in the Philippines. This is just the latest temblor in what appears to be a particularly earthquake heavy few months for the world.

Twitter Helps Haiti: Celeb Tweetathon

Twitter Helps Haiti: Celeb Tweetathon

[ 0 ] March 19, 2022

When the earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti back in January, the social networking site Twitter came in really handy. Many people took to Twitter to search for messages from loved ones, while others used it to post photos that showed the devastation.