Earthquake mapped by social media posts

The first way many people likely found out about the 6.0-magnitude quake that shook Napa, Calif., on Sunday was through social media. Some users updated their statuses with exclamations of fear or relief, while others gave a bit more information with locations, photos, and videos.

Mapping software company Esri tracked these social media posts on Twitter and YouTube and created an interactive map that lets users get more of a personal view of what happened on the ground.

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Esri’s real-time social media map of the Napa earthquake.

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