The Winner for First San Diego Earthquake Tweet is…

The Winner for First San Diego Earthquake Tweet is… Adam Schoenfeld Blogger Extraordinaire Simply Measured

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 :D” and push send.

Adam Schoenfeld

Adam is the Co-Founder and VP of Strategy at Simply Measured. In 2010 (aka the dark ages of social marketing), Adam joined Damon Cortesi and Aviel Ginzburg to found "Untitled Startup, Inc" with the goal of helping marketers and analysts use social data to do their best work. The company quickly evolved to become Simply Measured and the trusted leader in social analytics. Outside of Simply Measured, Adam is a golfer, breakfast enthusiast, and long-time data geek.