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Earthquake Twitter

Twitter messages offer first-hand accounts of earthquakes within minutes. Analyses of their content and geographic distribution can be a useful supplement to instrument-based estimates of quake location and magnitude.

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Figure 1: Location of tweets posted in the first 120 seconds after the 30 March 2009 magnitude 4.3 earthquake at Morgan Hill, California.


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Earle, P. Earthquake Twitter. Nature Geosci 3, 221–222 (2010).

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