A Basque in Boise

DC earthquake: additional information

While we are on the DC earthquake topic, I wanted to share with you some interesting facts on earthquakes that I found while surfing the web last night. Sarah Zielinski has done some research on which US states are more prone to experiencing quakes, and it turns out they can happen in places other than California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, or Hawaii. You can check out the Earthquake hazard map for the United States and get a visual. The map is included in Sarah’s post from yesterday on the smithsonian.com website, which you can read in its entirety here.

However, what really grabbed my attention was how people react to an earthquake nowadays as opposed to a decade ago. I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking I would probably hit Facebook first, then I’d twitter the news. Or maybe I would double-check that I got both accounts linked so when I used one the news would immediately post to the other one. Have you thought about how you would go about it?

Oh, wait, wait! I could write up something quickly on the blog – posts automatically show up on Facebook – and then retweet it right after I publish it. Ummm…

Would you facebook or twitter it first?

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