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Earthquake Warnings via Social Media May 10, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — thanyaphornm @ 10:24 pm

As you knew, i came from Thailand which is located in Southeast Asia. I came here to study in Master and hope to go back to use my knowledge for developing myself and also applying for my work. Today, i read through some articles about the earthquake which is increasing everyday, from the last three months, there are three earthquakes happened in every month!! I can’t believe it..what happen with our world?? Or this is the punishment of the nature!!

One article caught my eyes, it is about Mexico City is planing to start warning about earthquakes through mobile text messages and social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. I absolutely agree with this idea and hope Thailand could do this as well. It was a terrible disaster for my country in 7 years ago, everything was destroyed, lot of people were killed and homeless, economy was down and everything was changed in my country.

For Mexico City earthquake killed 10,000 people in 1985 and now the country uses an earthquake warning system with radio warning and sirens that don’t always go off, and some people said they cannot hear them.

Twitter was a valuable tool during disasters such as  earthquakes and tsunamis on various occasions. For example, Twitter users shared the tsunami’s estimated times of arrival on U.S. shores before the government announced an official tsunami warning.

 

One Response to “Earthquake Warnings via Social Media”

  1. Sofia Malik Says:

    I totally agree with you, it sounds quite useful and especially helpful. I think especially text messages would be helpful, wouldn’t they? But let’s hope these countries won’t need these earthquake warnings in futur.


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