Scientists Can Detect Earthquakes in 29 Seconds – Because of Twitter

Because of Twitter, scientists can predict earthquakes in 29 seconds. “In 2014, the USGS was alerted to the earthquake in Napa, California in 29 seconds using Twitter data, the company said on its blog post. This data also allows the USGS to improve their own detection system and acts as a secondary check, so if a sensor detects an earthquake in a densely populated area but no-one is tweeting about it, then the USGS knows it’s a false alarm.”

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