What were you doing when the 5.4 intensity earthquake hit? We were in a conference call, we all basically got up and left when the building started moving. Our office building is on rollers so we might have felt it harder than others. People were busy looking for tables to go under. After the ground stopped moving, our boss walked back to the phone and told the person on the line what had just happened.
When it stopped, we all tried to call our loved ones. Our landline was dead, Sprint could not process calls through. My boss offered me a ride home and I was glad to see that our place was in tack, just a few skewed wall art, but nothing major.
It was scary there for a while, but as my husband said, we've had it harder in the Philippines (although I've never been hit hard in a building on rollers before so the experience was unique).
The LAFD twitter feed had information about it. A lot of people communicated via twitter for updates. This helped in decongesting the phone traffic. Wow! Web 2.0 applications are getting more useful everyday. Keep up the good work!
What other social media applications would you find useful in an emergency?