I saw the future of news unfold today. We were on a conference call with Jay who was in Falls Church VA – he heard an explosion – Dave posted the question on twitter and in the space of two hours the tweet-o-sphere figured out it was a small earthquake. There is still nothing on the subject on Google or Google news, let alone MSM.
You can see the tweet stream below via a search on Summize. We talk about this stuff ad-infinitum but its amazing to see it unfold before one’s eyes. The first tweet is from 1.35pm right after the quake. The last one on the screen shot was approx. 3.10pm — it links to the confirmation from the USG:
(USGS has confirmed a magnitude 1.8 “micro” earthquake occurred near Annandale, VA at 1:30pm. There have been no reports of damage or injuries.)
note the screen shot below is a compilation of tweets, re-run the search on falls church at Summize.com