How did I find out about the Mexico City Earthquake? On Twitter. As soon as people started reporting it on Twitter, I looked at the USGS maps. The Twitterers beat the USGS by several minutes. But now USGS Is reporting somewhere around a 5 to 6.0.
andresb my whole apartment creaked and bent a little
andresb The strongest tremor I’ve felt since I’m here
BioXD Acaba de temblar :S….estuvo muy fuerte
andresb woooooow, earthquake in Mexico City
CyberMJ75 Damn! Just experienced an earthquake. That sucker lasted some minutes.
paranoideo Very strong earthquake in Mexico City, paranoideo.com is reporting live (:P)
earcos Very strong earthquake in Mexico City, VivirMexico.com is reporting live (in spanish, sorry)
Satrina Earthquake in Mexico City, was long and a little bit strong
dotmotion That was a hell of an earthquake.. and I’m on a 7th floor… I still feel sick
rogeriogal Earthquake in Cuernavaca, just passed. I’m still dizzy.
trisignia wow, earthquake in Mexico City…my first ever
helmi Mexico earthquake now on german news tv
robblatt Earthquake still not on cnn.com (at approx. 11:10 p.m. Pacific)
A Web report of timeline (in Spanish). I had a report up on my blog within about three minutes after the quake was felt thanks to my more than 3,000 friends I’m following on Twitter. I immediately started watching Twitter Search, which lets you look at stuff in almost real time, which is how I found some of these reports. I also put TwitterVision up on a screen here to see any other real-time reports.
UPDATE: Chris Pirillo has
a live video call going on right now and is urging Mexico City residents to call in and tell him what they felt had a live video call. Mike Doeff recorded part of it where @Earcos from Mexico City is on a video call with him.
I just learned of a new Twitter service called Twitterment. Here’s a page that shows Twitters that mentioned Mexico along with some trends of same.