Twitter Account Established for Bay-Area Quakes

Earthquakes and Twitter have been quite the couple of late. Just days after the news that the U.S. Geological Survey embraced the use of the microblogging service for the Twitter Earthquake Detection program, David Shamma created a Twitter account that focuses specifically on the San Francisco Bay area, automatically tweeting USGS data with Twitter geo-location information, time, depth and proximity to San Francisco, TechCrunch reported.

Shamma told TechCrunch information gets tweeted for any quake of a 2.5 magnitude or higher, one of which just occurred Saturday, resulting in the following tweet at 7:50 a.m.:

M 2.5, San Francisco Bay area, California Saturday, January 9, 2010 04:41:11 AM Depth: 7.90 km (4.91 mi)

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