Earthquake: Real-Time Results On Google Make Up For Lack Of Other Content

There was a small earthquake this morning near San Jose, California. According to the USGS, which now shows “real-time” information, the quake was relatively small: magnitude 4.1.

Last year Google launched an Earthquake OneBox; however that OneBox didn’t catch this quake. Google is saved by integration of Twitter results (see below), which did report it:

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Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Real Time Search

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