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Tracking the quake on Twitter – part 3

The information flow on Twitter is slowing down. Here’s the last part of the transcript. I think I missed some between parts 2 and 3.

Earlier transcripts: Part 1, Part 2.

(ChristianDeVera): 5.6 earthquake wasn’t a big deal. i didnt even feel it, maybe coz i was watching Spiderman 3
(DYbarra): just had an earthquake here — my 1st. i didn’t really feel it but saw some items in my house swaying. hope the big one doesn’t hit tonight.
(GlennF): I don’t follow enough people on Twitter to have figured out there was a quake until 9.54 pm
(patrickf23): earthquake! i was in an elevator! whew!
(jay_ramos): mmmmm…. earthquake….
(flips): Didn’t feel the earthquake, although my roommate did
(fernfern): was holding a bunch of cilantro when earthquake started…the cilantro felt it too…not me alone…dizzy a bit…
(amyjokim): reading about the Bay Area quake, sending happy thoughts to our many Bay Area friends
(artisan949): @jaydedman congrats on the earth quake survival man. did you duck and cover?
(CreativeSage): Glad we weren’t carving pumpkins when the earthquake hit—shaky sharp knives and lots of pulp spewing all over the place![nose wink]
(mmayo): Didn’t feel the earthquake at all. Weird.
Sent at 9:58 PM on Tuesday
twitter: (hirodusk): 5.8 earthquake, and one of the people in my office asks “Is that a train passing by?”
(abie): quake was totally mild and unscary up on the hill here
(noor): i totally didn’t feel the earthquake – maybe because I was at the gym?
(zittrain): My first earthquake!
(rangercraig): So, you missed your first earthquake… @NickStarr
Sent at 10:01 PM on Tuesday
twitter: (NaokiHIYAMA): Earthquake Shaked me. size was M5.6.not so strong,no tunami,no damage.but TV changed programe and broadcasting breakingnews…..
(rangercraig): @NickStarr So, you missed your first earthquake…
(deebeedee): @clickmomukhamo Hehe, that’s what Twitter’s for! (but I don’t know what I’d do if the quake was any stronger)
(Jenguin): Trying to finish making cupcakes… since the first batch was damaged because of the earthquake!
(nicolelee): Disturbed that @sfquake reported the quake more than an hour after it happened! I’m un-following you, buddy.
(s4xton): Holy crap, this photo makes the earthquake look devastating: ( via
(dialect): “I was eating oysters, and when the oysters started moving, I knew something was wrong.” — Man on the street interview about the earthquake
(gwachob): #earthquake on calaveras fault line
(gwachob): #earthquake on calaveras fault line – hayward is the one we have to worry about
(CraigFaulk): Nice little quake here in the bay area 5.6 magnitude around 8:04pm – Epicenter Alum Rock (Near San Jose)
(mim): Earthquake earlier felt like vibrating bed
(dannysullivan): and how did i not feel that quake here at SFO? weird (and sad, i missed a quake!)
(dsearls): Hard for a geology freak like me not to write aboiut the quake:
(kitchen): ok, so there’s a 5.6 earthquake in SF area, right. kcal9 thinks some stupid cheerleader getting runover by a football team is better news.
(Ryanne): 5.4 quake, first one that we felt since moving here…shouldn’t say it, but man it was cool!
(scottpargett): Another earthquake just hit. Always a sharp reminder of where I live.
(edithfrost): There was an earthquake? I didn’t feel anything here in Albany…
(booboolina): @jimhutchison: I’m ok, sounds like everyone else is ok too. it was just a rockin’ and a rollin’ quake. thanks!
(jbergen): I wait for an earthquake for four years and as soon as I leave, one happens. Where’s the justice?
(brianleroux): @andrecharland two words for ya: iphone sdk
(CoyotePace): @Chrysocolla — Sal felt the quake too, over in Fremont.
(joshleejosh): my first bay area earthquake, and I didn’t even feel it. I need to pay better attention.
(sugamjain): Quake!
loiclemeur: Seesmic day 21 is up Seesmic day 21: Where is Loic?
(cariberry): 5.6 earthquake in San Jose
(GGJeffy): 5.6 quake…bruised my hand and jammed shoulder bracing in doorway from house moving to and fro.
(kesava): ppl, plz hold ur earthquake tweets till I come back from dinner. [grin]
(stony): @AndreCharland I never realized crack heads were so quick.
(danakin): Hoping that the CA folks are alright and aren’t affected by the earthquake
(beach): shoulda hit twitter sooner about the quake… duh. felt much smaller than a 5.6 here in santa cruz… yawn.
(Ryanne): tracking the quake on twitter
(mailien): Still a little queezy from the earthquake…
Sent at 10:12 PM on Tuesday
twitter: (stevenf): Can we all agree not refer to the earthquake as a “temblor”
(BigReg): Phil Eugenio is right on the money it was a 5.7 quake.
(markdotto): Holy crap! I was sleeping, but woke up to feel that earthquake, but feel back to sleep. My mom emailed me to see if I was OK. E-mail? Thx Ma
Sent at 10:14 PM on Tuesday
twitter: (kurrik): EARTHQUAKE STATUS UPDATE – BBQ Sauce, Relish untouched, Tabasco Chipotle and Mayonnaise DOWN! OH, THE HUMANITY
(stevenf): Can we all agree not to refer to the earthquake as a “temblor”
Sent at 10:16 PM on Tuesday
twitter: (ses5909): so I get my news from twitter that there was an earthquake. I was sleeping though, I have an excuse
(sneakeryip): Someone just whispered to me that there was a quake but where was the shakes?
(yndygo): Sending good thoughts to all my earthquake suffering friends in the bay area, may the damage be minimal if any… 5.6? Good one you guys!!
Sent at 10:18 PM on Tuesday
twitter: (dalmaer): sitting through his first earthquake without apparantely noticing it.
(dingostewart): Called my daughter Erin in the Bay Area. She said she didn’t even feel the quake. I hope all my friends are fine–and happy it wasn’t l …
Sent at 10:19 PM on Tuesday
twitter: (dingostewart): I’m happy the quake in the Bay Area wasn’t like the Loma Linda quake of 1989! Was there, & didn’t like it one bit!

Tracking the quake on Twitter – part 2

The information is continuing to flow on Twitter. Here are more tweets from the Alum Rock quake. Part 1 of this transcript is here and Part 3 is here.

(bethanye): damn – missed the quake. maybe when i was on the ferry.
(PelleB): That quake was 5.6 yikes
(jdischler): Back for 2 days and already an earthquake!
(dveale): ok…that was a really scary damn big WHOLE house shook. one cat still in hiding…not on news yet but that was big [nose sad]
(servantofchaos): Waiting to see how long it takes for MSM to report the calif earthquake
(chrisconnolly): 5.6 Earthquake. We felt it pretty damn strong here. Strongest since I’ve been in California.
(speakofthedevil): I just told a girl today that my dog has been an asshole and that we were probably going to have an earthquake. I have powerful Ju ju.
(kevinchu): 5.6 Quake, about 10 miles away (east san jose)
(ryanblock): Wow, that quake was 5.6 out in Alum Rock!
(archphoenix): Uhm, earthquake!
(alangutierrez): Waiting for CNN to have something about the earthquake. Please more Tweets.
(rizzn): I love twitter. Already learning details of the quake.
(angeSF): Earthquake
(rabbitroodle): Earthquake was 5.6 and centered a couple miles away from here!
(depa): Yup, felt the quake. Think it was near San Jose. prelim magnitude 5.6
(trascendenza): Sooo… that was an earthquake! (Only minor shaking, in my area.)
(conformer): Earthquake!
(pjhyett): having a desk that just sits on sawhorses made for an exciting ride with that quake
Veronica: 5.6
(bobspace): Tiny earthquake in south SF. Anyone else feel that?
(robertgoldberg): big earthquake in bay area looks like it was centered near milpitas according to usgs and a 5.6
(mikemiller): Jinkies! Earthquake… about a 5
(descentintomael): a little shaken by the earthquake (5.6 magnitude)
loiclemeur: seesmic is down for maintenance. Setting up new version. Thanks
(khodabakchian): whoa indeed….long and scary earthquake.
(Aubs): Lila made me go outside right before the earthquake, and besides some popping sounds, we didn’t feel ANYTHING. So weird.
(mjmalone): earthquake:
(Spinopsys): Cripes Twitter is fast. Earthquake in Santa Cruz.
(wrestlinghulka): @spin, DrudgeReport has a siren for the quake.
biz: And now there’s an earthquake on top of everything else
(lmc): @xtine_s long earthquake! scary!
(jaguarjaws): earthquake!!!!
(Lessien): earthquake in Cupertino
(Annaleen): 5.6 quake! I stood under a doorframe and felt like I wasn’t any safer.
(technosailor): Twitter reporting breaking news, again. Earthquake in CA
(pdxsocialmedia): 5.6 earthquake located near San Jose..geesh, biggest one I’ve been in
(njohns): whoah, just felt a magnitude 5.6 earthquake – San Jose, that’s not far away. :O
(lmorchard): ABC says 5.6 magnitude quake, centered just east of Milpitas.
(mikeal): nice little earthquake
(hadashi): Hey, my first quake over 5.0 – a 5.6 near San Jose. Wee!!!
(pacificIT): Earthquake – San Diego / Bay Area
(jebuslover): Earthquake in SF Bay Area, 5.6 magnitude. Didn’t feel it in San Luis Obispo.
(charltonb): Earthquake struck the SF Bay Area – – estimated 5.6 Richter
(guder): Earthquake in NorCal felt it here in Napa. USGS says at around 6 ->
(6Aers): Steve posted ‘On Vox: Earthquake!!’ on LiveJournal –
(cyclelicious): 5.6 earthquake centered near Milpitas (San Jose) California.
(6Aers): Steve posted ‘Earthquake!!’ on Vox –
(sanbeiji): Earthquake!!!!!!
(davetong): Earthquake report on USGS web site:
(stevegio): I think I just felt an earthquake I San Francisco….yikes
(paoloxide): quake took over 10 seconds … checking on friends now.
(boompaste): Reports of a major earthquake from a friend at San Jose airport
(voidref): Note to self: Get own earthquake straps.
(rkellett): san francisco just had an earthquake — 5.6. no injuries in my household
(Dan_): Quake info:
(jbeck): 5.6 magnitude earthquake 5 miles NNE of Alum Rock, CA
(cynthiacloskey): Called sis in California to see if the earthquake affected her. 5.6 — enough to feel it but not enough to break anything.
(superamit): earthquake! My 1st and I didn’t even feel it [frown]
(cisellis): earthquake in the city…bout 10 seconds. not too strong but i’m not sure how to judge these yet
(voidref): you think Lauren got her earthquake straps up yet?
(rstarmer): Shake shake shake. A 5.6 quake.
(kndy): USGS Earthquake site: And I’m guessing we are going to feel a few aftershocks…
(Jtf): Just had a minor earthquake. I’ll be curious to learn how close/strong it was.
(elbowdonkey): missed a big quake somehow. maybe while on very late bart? maybe while skateboarding from Bart station?
(NurtureGirl): bay area folks: shows emergency stuff. earthquake and explosion
(lisapadilla): an itty bitty quake, is all
(joyjoy1): still reeling from the 8 PM earthquake over 5 point
(annaraven): Earthquake. Nice rumble but no damage at this time.
(progrium): Earthquake : )
(garyrw): Earthquake San Jose: 5.6 2007/10/30 20:04:54 37.432N 121.776W 9.2 8 km ( 5 mi) NNE of Alum Rock, CA
(MarinaMartin): How bad an earthquake? Everyone ok?
sfearthquakes: DUDE. A 5.6 quake just happened 5 mi NNE of Alum Rock, CA. ( )
(mdann50): 5.6 quake centered near san jose. felt here in palo alto
(ocean): Watching the SF earthquake virtually ripple through Twitter.
anildash: SF peeps: It was a 5.6, based in the south bay near SJ.
(trammell): relieved that was an earthquake. Was at a red light and thought my transmission was shot.
(somewhatfrank): Everyone ok in SF after the quake?
(GalaxyGoo): 5.6 quake
(couch): BREAKING: earthquake near San Jose, CA:
(csm): Man, that quake was close to my Mom’s house; I’m much further away, and man that was a shaker.
(worthyadvisor): Earthquake…wow, that one was long….
(pinstripe_bindi): Earthquake!
Ross: not believing in subtle senses, hoping for a real aftershock to ride out. california rocks!
(EdRoberts): Wow… 5 point something earthquake 15 min ago in SF area
(arjunram): @burtonator: Here are the details of the earthquake
(ivangonekrazy): Whoa! Earthquake
(6Aers): Stacey posted ‘5.6 earthquake!’ on LiveJournal –
(seaofclouds): feeling the earth quake
(revdancatt): Modesty was “Um, yeah, like, I knew that was an earthquake, because the bed shook”, we all got under the table in under 8 seconds. Yay us.
(nevermai): earthquake!
(johnpastor): 5.6 earthquake in SF…
Ross: USGS is so on top of the quake stuff
(kenekaplan): We just had a 5.6 earthquake, felt at 8:05 p.m. in San Mateo. Reports say it was centered north of San Jose, CA.
(xicanista): I didnt feel the earthquake.
(kevinchu): Quake details:
(ktc19): earthquake in sunnyvale
(prodos): Trying to sleep during quake = NOT FUN [frown]
(Antigone): 5.6 magnatude earthquake, 9 miles North East of us (San Jose), 5.7 miles deep, rumbled pretty good. Cassidy’s first earthquake.
(catcubed): damn lost in the earthquake first post contest! …Hope the damage is minimal to all those over near San Jose — 5.6 is nothing to sneeze at
(billiejeane): 5.6 earthquake. From the bay area… crazy!!!
(estebangs): Hrm.. Somehow managed to miss the earthquake while driving home.
(pkellner): just had earthquake palo alto. macarthur park
(gwachob): to be honest, that didn’t feel anything near a 5.6 earthquake – felt smaller
(6Aers): Henry posted ‘5.6 Quake’ on LiveJournal –
(ryos): earthquake….
(simX): Felt brief magnitude 5.6 earthquake. Minor shaking for about 10 sec.
(davemc500hats): 5.6 earthquake in san jose:
(DrGreene): Earthquake just shook the store Austin and I are in. The lights still swinging afterwards.
(bodyvisual): Obligatory earthquake update
(thomwatson): Filling out the USGS questionnaire about the 5.x magnitude earthquake we just experienced; the cats were very frightened; we were excited.
(mikegoelzer): Consensus seems to be that it really was an earthquake. 4 years in California and this is my first one. (out of town for previous ones)
(pacificIT): Location of Earthquake:
(jkusters): Was a 5.6 quake, 11 miles E of Milpitas, 9 miles NE of San Jose City Hall.
(krob): quake details from usgs
(snjones): We just had a 5.6 earthquake. That was fun. At least E2 is stable…
(jcrosby): First earthquake ever for these former Missouri residents.
(myVision): Another earthquake!
(Britneymason): ——–

big earthquake!! Biggest I’ve felt in a longtime!!
factoryjoe: This is off the hook! #twitterquake #quake
briancaldwell: wow 5.6 magnitude in Alum Rock, that San Jose for you out of state peeps
(bsii): congrats, me: I apparently said the least interesting thing there was about the quake. Our prediction was 0.1 off. [equal tongue]
(chris): nice quake! haven’t felt 1 like that in a while!
(leahjones): erm, that you’re all safe. i had three earthquake tweets back to back to back.
t: earthquake 5.6, 15km from San Jose City Hall:
(gwachob): yes, cnn and news folks should import twitter quake feed
(waynesutton): Reading about earthquake in CA, I hope all my SF,CA twitter friends are ok, Twitter first in news!
(iankennedy): Can’t believe it – too busy tickling kids to realize there was an earthquake!
(eazar): Silicon Valley just had an earthquake…man I don’t miss those!
(ahockley): Looks like intial earthquake report is a 5.6 – – hoping for minimal damage to folks down there…
(vlod): first big earthquake i felt in the bay area. mag 5.6 and last for 10 secs.. thought it was the big one!

Tracking the quake on Twitter

I’ve been tracking “quake” and “earthquake” on Twitter. There was a continuous flow of information as soon as the quake hit.

9:14 pm Update:
Wanna see more? Part 2 of this transcript is here.

10:31 pm Update:
Part 3 is here. That’s all folks!

10/31/2007 Update:
Just wanted to clarify that the start of this transcript was about a minute after the quake – i.e. this does not include the very first tweets. According to @laughingsquid, @sofia was the first person to post to twitter about this quake.

andykaufman: earthquake nice shaker in the mission/noe
elatable: Huge earthquake in East Bay
mintigal: Just felt our first tremor, very slight, but like a big rig riding past
me: Track quake
twitter: You’ll now receive updates matching ‘quake’. To stop, send ‘untrack quake’.
sacca: Earthquake!!!!! Woohoo!!
me: track earthquake
twitter: (joshtynjala): Just felt my first quake. That was awesome!
You’ll now receive updates matching ‘earthquake’. To stop, send ‘untrack earthquake’.
briancaldwell: my whole building just shifted
(oscarjr): omg! did u feel the quake?
(sallypnut): Whoa. Hello, earthquake.
(krob): Earthquake in the Bay Area!
(tychay): Earthquake. Sweet.
(vglshn): An earthquake has my cat on edge.
(chipotlecoyote): Earthquake. Fascinating.
(trevor_m_wilson): earthquake in Berkeley
(jimgoldstein): Earthquake in SF
(rcrowley): Earthquake!
(jonk): earthquake!!!!
(MizLit): Earthquake!
(Golabutron): Earthquake!
(malerin): EARTHQUAKE
Nymo: OMG, Earthquake
(jakeludington): Anyone else feel an earthquake in the South Bay about now?
(lloydgomez): Modesto just had an earthquake! Yikes…..
(shawnbot): Whee, earthquake!
(sct): earthquake??
(homesliced): a little shaken from my 1st SF earthquake
(Fenchurch): Whoa, violent earthquake. Not the rolling kind, but a shaky one.
(stevepm): Hello earthquake, welcome to my dinner party.
(hizKNITS): earthquake?
(bernie): wow. best quake yet!
(synergist): Earthquake!
(deebeedee): WOW, we just had an earthquake!!
(aliciarenee): Earthquake! and haus still stands. huzzah.
(abhaykumar): Whoah. Anyone else just feel that? My first earthquake!
(mjyazzie): Earthquake!!!!!
(head_zoo_keeper): that was a pretty big earthquake — a fore-shock?
(lhalff): Quake!
(mpeachey): Earthquake. San mateo. Decent size. Lasted 15i20 seconds.
(dan_mcweeney): That was either a small earthquake or a big ass truck.
(romeroax): Earthquake?
(catcubed): earthquake! Long and fairly strong one too.
(AnthonyBaker): Cripes! That was a big earthquake.
leahculver: earthquake!
(mat): Wow! Big quake!
(dialect): WHOA, we just had a crazy earthquake here!!!
(lisapadilla): earthquake
(scottchaile): We just had a big earthquake!
(shirasade): Wowza – earthquake! I guess I really am in California…
(askpang): Just had an earthquake! Not big enough to knock anything over, but big enough to make the house shake.
(bigepaz): Earthquake?
(misskaren): hmmm earthquake. guessing high 4, 4.8
(radioluxembourg): earthquake?
(odannyboy): EARTHQUAKE!
(goodwillstacy): Earthquake!
(SlightlySasha): Jesus. Earth quake!!
(jonchan): earthquake?
(Frang): significant quake just hit. Don’t know size just yet. Lasted a long time too
(kurtbrockett): whoa…..earthquake
(booboolina): Earthquake! And a long one at that.
(DylanThawt): woah, just felt a gnarly earthquake.
(donpark): whoa. a long earthquake
(kevindente): Earthquake!
(halletecco): earthquake
(kenn): Earthquake!
(musicalholiday): Whoa. Earthquake!
(bsii): earthquake.
(rickyromero): Holy shit, that quake spooked me.
(samuraiBSD): woah, mild quake in Oakland…anyone else feel that (if you’re in the Bay Area, that is)
(caffeina): Earthquake or whatever. NOT BAD.
(torrez): Big quake.
(shaper): Serious earthquake in SF a second ago, I actually got under my desk.
(thomashan): major earthquake in the Bay Area, CA!
(caffeined): Whoa! Good size earthquake just now.
(someToast): The first one not so much, but this quake I noticed.
(yoandrocky): earthquake!!
(PamK): Rumbles of something like an earthquake here in Hillsborough, CA
(rafer): earthquake in the mission! 4.4?
(jdaisy): earthquake
(whatman75): Woah! Nothing like a little earthquake to go along with my walk home
(gils9965): Woohoo. Mini earthquake. I thought I had too much to drink.
(mtanne): Wow. BIG earthquake. Lastest a long time.
(Quikchange): Earthquake! It was my first one since moving to California. I was hoping that shit would fall down and none did though [frown]
(raynbow_me): We just had one HELL of an earthquake
(theleftcoast): just experienced a rather lengthy yet mild earthquake. The apartment building was swaying.
(trishC): That was an earthquake…..yep, whole building moved….. a bit freaky…. yeah…
(csoriano): Holy shite. In Gilroy at an Arby’s. EARTHQUAKE JUST NOW!!! Crazy. Everything seems to be ok.
(labspaz): I am missing Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin… Cause of work… ;( and we just had an earthquake…
(mikecreighton): A little put off by the earthquake that just happened. So was Rexie.
(aki_wah): my first earthquake in the new apartment!
(yoz): Okay, that was the strongest earthquake I’ve ever experienced. (Mission Dolores.)
(tonystubblebine): wondering if sarah felt that quake. it was long. eggs didn’t notice, did you eggs?
(raylee): Earthquake!
(eskimogirl43): Shook up by the earthquake
(lmorchard): Whoa. Quake in the south bay (Santa Clara, CA), first time every feeling one and assuming that’s what it was
(jessykate): earthquake?? i swear i just felt one! (in monterey)
(ridgeracer): First the brown out this morning and now we just had an earthquake.
(crazybob): Earthquake!
(bs): EARTHQUAKE!!!!
(StarFire2258): Earthquake.
(clunkclunk): Pretty decent earthquake just hit the bay area. Not enough to cause any damage, but a nice 15 seconds of shaking.
(kndy): Is it me or is there an earthquake right now!
(tones): earthquake!!
(afex): woohoo! my first earthquake! that was neat.
(critke): earthquake – just a little one. gives me the creeps.
(rubaiyat): woot earthquake! and dreamy afterglow! All’s fine here.
(osi): whee earthquake!
(g808): Whoa. Earthquake! Really felt that one.
t: earthquake!
(williammanning): just had a earthquake. Not sure how big it is.
(nileshd): was it an earthquake???? It was a good 10 seconds…
(rycaut): that was the first big earthquake I’ve experienced since moving to the bay area
(lisaphillips): earthquake!
Fogview: Just felt an earthquake lasting 30 seconds here near Livermore, CA. House was moving back and forth.
(rrwhite): My first quake … it was nice an gentle to me
(adammathes): That was definitely and earthquake.
(pdow): woah, earthquake!!
(korntee): Just felt quake
(AnthonyBaker): Largest amount of shaking I’ve personally felt since 1989’s quake. (csman): yep, that was an earthquake
(rands): Earthquake
(mutgoff): I think there was just an earthquake! And it was cool!
(ritcheyer): earthquake in campbell.. big enough to stand in a doorway for 30 seconds
(kyleshank): earthquake
(DericHorn): @rands Earthquake… Did you feel it?
(daveman692): Earthquake!
(antoniocapo): people – did you feel that earthquake in menlo park, ca?
(happyinwater): Earthquake!
(judielaine): Damn, i felt that. And it lasted a while. (Earthquake)
(corypina): Earthquake!
(hjem): Earthquake @ rockridge. Or someone is shaking my car.
(tiffchow): Woah! Earthquake? Shimmy shimmy shimmy!
(treeswing): Earthquake!!
(RexPechler): Earthquake in Santa Cruz!
(KuraFire): earthquake in the south bay just now
(jbeck): Earthquake just befor 8 pm pacific time
(cg): EarthQuake in MTV – biggie – my guess 6.0 +
(jspepper): Earthquake – or big truck. I think it was an earthquake.
(DevilBlueDress): ok. who just felt the earthquake?
(N3wtR0ckn13): Holy cow we just had an earthquake…
(tshepa): earthquake. tasman and fair oaks sunnyvale ca
(beadfanatic): Earthquake! A small one, but shakey!!
charleneli: just felt a tremor, two short bursts in San Mateo
(Antigone): EARTHQUAKE! Just hit in San Jose, CA. Checking USGS site for stats now.
(IgorMinar): Earthquake here in Sunnyvale, CA – no damages but scarry
(Herb): @apenny earthquake, where?
(solrac66): Hmm… Earthquake or semi-truck?
(jimgoldstein): @arielwaldman didn’t you get the memo I’m supposed to be the first on to announce the earthquake
(tpbrown): Finally felt my first earthquake.
(one9): earthquake! N Sf. I still feel the rolling quakes…
(apenny): wow that was a big earthquake, i hope everyone is safe.
(sarahsosiak): whoa! earthquake.
(herdiansah): earthquake in SF….
(hdiwan): Ne1 feel da quake just now?
(borourke): Watching all the twitterers report the earthquake on Twittervision.
(arleneg): just felt an earthquake!
(mediajunkie): whoah serious quake, kind of a double
(webomatica): gee, felt an earthquake in the bay area.
(Lobsticles): 1st earthquake…well 1st one I felt
(Chrysocolla): ooh, earthquake. wonder where it was. surfs
(mjmalone): ahh, earthquake!
(nolimits): riding the waves of an earthquake
(homebysix): That was probably the biggest quake I’ve felt yet…
(cyclelicious): earthquake! Santa Cruz County, about magnitude 3.
briancaldwell: damn that was sizable quake
(TRMite): just experienced my first earthquake. ever so slight but it was real.
(tonybojo): just enjoyed a nice little earthquake. i think.
(alexfalk): oh, sure, @earthquake ‘s updates are protected…. go figure.
(ChrisWeiss): <- Bay area earthquake map (no update yet)
(mccammon): Standing outside office after earthquake
(lisachan13): Wow. Earthquake.
(vinayd): looking for details on the quake
(yetanother): quake?
(salimismail): just experienced my first earthquake… boy that was nuts… the paintings on the walls were quivering like mad… feel a bit nauseous…
(cody): Sitting at the W Hotel in Newark, CA, and just felt the biggest earthquake of my 5 aggregate years in CA.
(garyrw): Earthquake!
(Mykul): Just had an earthquake.
(lyena): Earthquake! A long one this time. But not strong enough to knock stuff off the walls.
(lkonstan): just felt an earthquake. A small one.
(livia): Quake (novas0x2a): Earthquake data:
(junyu): Just earthquake…
(ian23): riding the office-building-in-earthquake-zone ride
(legirl): …yeah. that was an earthquake.
(Remo_Uherek): Just experienced an earthquake in SF. What was it? A 4 or 5 on the richter scale? The news will tell [nose smile]
(Coley): Yaaaay! My first earthquake! [equal grin]
(tduffy): Earthquake!
(skell): Sounds like an earthquake just now in SF. How big?
(Dan_): @veronica @irinaslutsky @radioluxembourg – all talking about a Quake in California! I love Twitter!!
(eatsmog): Shit. Earthquake scare. Just ran outside cuz I do not trust the building i live in.
(cdr): just had a mild earthquake – maybe a 4?
(pyknosis): Whoah. Earthquake.
(MacDude): Earthquake. Looks like the Hayward fault
(ruby): SF-ers are twittering an earthquake! Now that’s live. Be safe, all.
(kaydub): ok, how big was the quake?
(prepop): earthquake!
(seancorfield): woohoo! earthquake!
(mwalsh): Earthquake?
(spandana): Whoa! An earthquake!
(n1s): Earthquake! Damn. That was a big one.
(jalgot): just experienced first earthquake. wow
(irinaslutsky): earthquake?
(mikegoelzer): Earthquake? (Might have just been the BMW people upstairs.)
(toddsampson): Holy crap… Biggest earthquake I have ever felt!
(jimgoldstein): Checking to see the size of the earthquake (sharon): That was the biggest earthquake ever.
(topperge): I just had my earthquake cherry popped
(glenc): Just had a fairly major earthquake – lasted about 25 seconds, rolling and bouncing. Some aftershocks.
(pacificIT): Earthquake
(winehiker): Just experienced a decent-sized earthquake here in the SF Bay Area, centered in the hills east of San Jose. Not sure of the magnitude yet.
(theamericanxp): I think there was a earthquake in california. Many twitters coming through
(Tracy27): Ooh, earthquake!
(rnewman): that was a hell of a quake!
(douglawson): Wow, we just had our first earthquake! Everyone is cool, though.
(brandyk): first earthquake!
(rklau): EARTHQUAKE!
(yourhopeness): there was an earthquake 3mins ago. it’s scary. grabbed my daughter and my son panicked. Oh Lord, please give me the strength. Guide us!
(silentsensei): Just had a big rolling earthquake. Nothing broke, but things were really rocking. All is ok here. I’m going to bed.
(lchin2): Earthquake!!! Scared Jawa off the couch. Estimate it to be about 4.5.
(kul): wondering who was the first person to twitter the earthquake. @sacca was pretty quick!
(jeffreymcmanus): quake knocked a candlestick off a shelf at our place
(scruzgeek): Rockin and rollin in Marin with a (guessing) 5.5 quake
(yobosensei): earthquake at least 15sec!!!!
(lostingrovont): Earthquake at 8:05PM:
(webguy2k): earthquake was what size?
(michael): long 12 second earthquake
(itsthomas): small earthquake in the bay area. felt that one!
(mdann50): damm we just had an earthquake….
(kevnull): I ordered that quake for @coley
(gwachob): It was a “vibrating” earthquake – no sharp jolts
(rjray): That was the biggest quake I’ve felt since moving here in 1997. Anyone have a link to data?
(krob): following the earthquake on twitter….fun and cool, so timely
(willkirkpatrick): EARTHQUAKE!!!!!!
(garbear): It’s sad that it takes an earthquake to meet your neighbors.
(pquerna): quake.
(nbrosnahan): woot!! earthquake!!!
(pohl): Phone call with jon interrupted by quake. Quake telepresence cherry is popped.
(TheLaughingImp): @emilychang, @ianmckellar & others. Hope it isn’t a bad quake. Take care of yourselves.
(netzkobold): Wow, I just experienced my first real earthquake in California
(jonhall): earthquake!
(stevecooley): Earthquake, woo
(tempo): I was in the big quake of ’89 and this one reminded me of that one–seemed to go on and on…
(rharmes): That earthquake was no joke. My guess, at least a 5.5.
(itzpapalotl): OMG earthquake
(cboone): Now they’ve stopped the train for an earthquake. Not a good day for the train.
(vaccine): Big earthquake!
(jeremybrooks): Sissy little baby quake in el Cerrito
(image415): earthquake
(cgerrish): Earthquake in SF just now – Any word on its richter reading?
(nagutron): Word. Earthquake… Not too subtle, either. Will email coord to sfo…
(tirana): wow! that was a nice earthquake there!
(pragmatic): Earthquake!
(kucharo): @golabutron the only time you get on twitter is for an earthquake! (istarman): @veronica earthquake? mathewi: Google wants one ring to bind them: After much rumour and speculation about what Google might do as far a..
(pmb777): 5.6 quake, biggest one I’ve ever felt.
(TDavid): Earthquake was 2.9 on richter scale
(akshayjava): whooooaaaah earthquake was scary!!!
(Jeremiah_Angel): Holy shit, my first earthquake! Wahoo!
(yobosensei): earthquake in san francisco!!!!!!!1
(OmarShahine): I just felt a quake. it felt bigger than normal
(krob): 5.6 quake near San Jose
(gustaf): earthquake! my legs are still shaking. Oh, i’m not from here…[smile]
(attitune): ANOTHER earthquake in the east bay….and this felt like a long one, too. (dbcohen): earthquake “shake” page
(danielha): earthquake and i’m twittering
(ksmarshall): @kurtbrockett was that an earthquake? kind of felt like one. i won’t feel like a real SF resident until i experience an earthquake
(happyinwater): Boring small earthquake. 15 seconds of shaking. House is still rocking.
(Jocelyn): I flirted during the quake!
(cheekyattitude): Il2007 earthquake
(NurtureGirl): @melis WOW! Thank you for sharing about the San Fran area earthquake. Looking it up now.
(kndy): It’s interesting how a lot of us twittered “earthquake” nearly at the same time…I thought I was getting lightheaded…. News reports …
(ladylexy): Rae beat me to Twittering because she was on her computer instead of hiding from the earthquake. No fair.
(nanaze): Apparently we just had an earthquake. How do I know? Adam’s Twitter told me so. I, of course, didn’t feel a thing.
(admc): I’ve never had an earthquake nock me over.. holy crap.
(kidrocky7): earthquake in cali’? friend said it just happened
(Fungible): Earthquake strength – 5.6, located 5mi NNE of Alum Rock, CA (JustinSimonsen): always afraid it’s ganna be the big one, yet just a little quake (shawnferry): wondering how soon after the earthquake started the first earthquake twitter was sent
(jennatar): @adammathes Definitely! I just finished cowering in my doorway. Also, when my computer tweeted, I said aloud, “Someone felt the earthquake.”
(jcrow): Anybody know what that earthquake just registered in Santa Cruz? My wife and I have a bet. I didn’t even feel it.
(Mrs_Bobcat): That was … interesting. What does it say that it took me to realize it was an earthquake, not my kids running in the house?
(Menta): Omg. There was just a huge earthquake. That was so scary!
(jet66): Ok, ok, i’ll join in. EARTHQUAKE!
(sundar_spark): Wow! My first earthquake experience. But went away before I could realise what it was
(Dan_): Holy shit! Earthquake (5.6 on richter) in East Bay area…
(virginie): just felt my first big earthquake!!!! our offices were really shaking, okay I am kinda scared [smile]
(bobm512z): just had a big eath quake in no cal (jwshin): earthquake!
(jspiro): 5.6 earthquake w00t
(mcnitt): #earthquake 5.6!
(aki_wah): earthquake was 5.6
(sfsuradiodj): Damn I just felt a fucking earthquake……that was awesome!…ineed a wall mount for the westy
(toddsampson): Earthquake: 5.6!
(mukund): Earthquake Sunnyvale registered
(skinnyjeans): Trying to find out the richter reading for the earthquake we just had. It made me dizzy and scared.
(thatguynamedtom): Lol. Earthquake hit Stockton. First person i called the laurel she’s ok. But the phones are tied up now
(ZappCatt): wowsers…any other SF bay peeps feel that quake????? it was AWESOME!!!! Largest I have felt in awhile
(austingovella): no quake news on cnn. they should import a twitter feed…
(seanness): Nice quake!
(sbraford): just felt a 5.6 earthquake here in SF:
(MosioQuestions): how big was that earthquake in sf just now? -hunter : Mosio
(clith): Earthquake in San Francisco around 5 on Richter scale: (callous): 5.6 Magnitude quake in San Jose.
(halostatue): yes. 5.5 earthquake. FTW
(erku): Could anyone please write short news about the Earthquake and submit to ? Thank you.
(edrabbit): Wow. 5.6 earthquake, my biggest and longest so far.
factoryjoe: Wow, ‘track earthquake’ and ‘track quake’ is off the hook!! FYI:
(karina): 5.6 earthquake in sj!
(nullalux): Big freekin’ earthquake anyone? Spencer is beside himself.
(ruff): Andy is Earthquake!
(Rarriaga): Felt an earthquake too — whole house shook pretty damn hard
(truemors): Earthquake- Bay Area
bpm140: Weird — driving in my car and didn’t feel a thing. Earthquake site says 5.6 in San Jose. @toddsampson you felt it at home? Jen didn’t.
(Sharmoota): Just felt her very first Earthquake
(marjens): big ass earthquake just hit. not sure how big, but my house was shaking a lot
(datn): EARTHQUAKE 5.6 EPICENTER E OF MILPITAS — I thought someone was walking on the roof at first
(genecowan): WHOA. An earthquake virgin no longer.
(griffijg): @sharon. No kidding. That was a proper earthquake, my plants are still quivering!
(gort581): well that was an interesting little earthquake
(indus_khaitan): Experienced an earthquake 3 mins ago
(mukund): Earthquake felt in Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Oakland, San Francisco
(dan_mcweeney): Epicenter of quake: No magnitude yet.
(tombat24): Wow there just was this earthquake which was really scary.
(boulter): whoah, huge earthquake. All is ok here.
(Radu43): earthquake 5.6 Alum Rock, Oracle was shaking (powdahound): Earthquake! – (zachambrose): just got three tweets about a big quake in SF — no breaks for CA this month
(rberger): Earthquake that shook the house 8:05pm
(jbone66): Did u feel the earthquake? That was a strong one…
(moggymania): Looking up information on (and the reporting page for) the earthquake we just had…
(neilkumar): ha, wasn’t sure that was an earthquake, until I started to get the twitters on my sidekick
(kristi7): just experienced an earthquake for the first time. bizarre.
(rddy): oooh… that was a nice little earthquake!!
(gyardley): huh, earthquake was magnitude 5.6. biggest i’ve personally been through.
(bear): Quake in San Fran area – twitter is all over it
charleneli: 5.6 tremor 9 miles NE of San Jose, 8:05pm PT.
(lmorchard): Wheeee, first twitterquake participation and first earthquake we’ve actually felt since moving to CA.
(billwesterman): earthquake! in bay area! woot! about 15 miles from home … no damage, lots of fun
(madpod): 5.6 Earthquake
(fling93): I was at Tied House when the quake hit and just watched the mugs on the wall dance around.
(sprsquish): The scariest part about that quake was that it was offshore and I live in a tsunami zone.
(DevilBlueDress): C’mon folks. There was just an earthquake in the bay area. we’re on bedrock in the hills and we felt it. anyone feel it? at 8:05pm
(zangomango): earthquake!!
(jkusters): Whee! Quake!
(Grenadinegirl): shakin’ from the earthquake!!!!!!!!!!
(gwachob): Could this be the first twitterquake? Could this be quake that makes twitter a household name? hahah
(deadrich): whoooo SF EARTHQUAKE!
(frogknits): we just had a 5.6 earthquake
(danielpunkass): Looks like the CA earthquake was a 5+
(natech): He just felt earthquake! His first time ever!
(Twitster): Wow that is the longest quake ever!
(sentience): Watching Twitter intently for news on the earthquake in SF.
(solrac66): @nileshd Chances of simultaneous convoys of semi-trucks driving by both of us is pretty slim. Must have been a quake.
(douglawson): Here’s the quake data from the one we just felt: No damage, though.