Chengdu China Earthquake

An earthquake measuring 7.8 has hit south-west China, according to the US Geological Survey. Reports said tremors could be felt as far afield as the Thai capital, Bangkok, and Hanoi in Vietnam. The quake struck 57 miles (92km) north-west of Sichuan’s provincial capital, Chengdu, at 1428 (0628 GMT), the survey said on its website. Via: BBC

As in previous cases news broke very quickly on Twitter, Scoble even become some type of hub of information from the scene (Twitters local to the quake).

Check out Summerize’s search for earthquake right now.

I see Twitter having its own natural disaster and crashing any moment now. Sunday nights are notoriously bad for any server/data center.

Official details via the USGS

Update: The following day seems there is lots of talk about Twitter and the Earthquake, see Danny and the BBC again.

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