A 5.4 Earthquake shook San Diego this afternoon and soon after shook Twitter. Just a few minutes in we’ve already seen 60,000+ tweets and growing by the second. But who was the first to announce it on Twitter?
We maintain an ongoing track of earthquake on RowFeeder and found that @ZexionLexicon was the first to mention this quake. The tweet was at 4:53PM and 54 seconds, just 21 seconds after the USGS reports that the earthquake started — aka the total time it take to type out “SHIT EARTHQUAKE ” and push send.