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).
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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