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Twitter: Faster Than Earthquakes [VIDEO]

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the East Coast of the USA on Tuesday caused no deaths and minimal damage, but was a pretty close call.

“Had it landed right beneath an urban area, it really could have been quite dangerous,” says seismologist Michael Blanpied, Associate Coordinator of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.

Moreover, further aftershocks are a distinct possibility.

All that being said, was this video from Twitter, which parodies the quake, in the best possible taste?

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Twitter Essential For Critical Communications During Christchurch Earthquake Recovery

Alongside traditional channels such as television and radio, Twitter played a pivotal role in relaying critical news and data during the Christchurch earthquake in February, says New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA).

Knowledge, Information, Research and Technology (KIRT) and other government staff sent out over 5,000 tweets to share vital information – and correct misinformation – with residents of the Christchurch area.

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