We’ve all heard of dogs and other four legged animals detecting earthquakes but now http://twitter.com/ has stolen the show on reporting one of the worst earthquakes in the world in China yesterday. The 7.8 earthquake rocked China yesterday was first reported via Twitter spoofing newsrooms around the world. Even before news crews could be dispatched…..Twitter was on alert. Living in an earthquake zone of California this is one application us locals need to take note.
This unfortunate event also reminds us that we need to be prepared. http://www.readynation.com/ provides tips, advice and tools for potential disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquake readiness.
If you want to contribute to earthquake relief in China you can go to:
http://www.globalgiving.com/china.html?rf=chinaearthquake1&gclid=CNi1ptqrpZMCFQx2GgodbBMkog
http://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/eappeal.nsf/egift_disaster_relief?OpenForm&campaign=11365595&cpm=KNC-11365595
http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ggl_main&s_subsrc=DonateToRedCross&s_src=F7FWE001&gclid=CLm86oyspZMCFQQmGgod0HQsow