Berkeley Earthquake Visualized Through Tweets

Eric Fischer created a set of interesting animations that visualize the location and number of tweets related to the two earthquakes in Berkeley yesterday (afternoon and evening) over 12 minutes. This is technically measuring the level of discussion about the earthquakes. The animations where created with data from the Twitter streaming API.

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The left animation shows tweets about the afternoon earthquake and the right shows tweets about the evening earthquake. Green circles are tweets about the earthquakes and gray circles are tweets about everything else.

Here is one he made for the Virginia quake in August: Video.