Mexico City recently announced its plans to implement earthquake warnings via social media websites including Twitter and Facebook. The current warning methods have proved inefficient as not everyone is close enough to hear the sirens or tuned in to hear a radio warning.
The earthquake warning via social media is planned to launch by September 19 -- an important day for Mexico City residents as it marks the 26th anniversary of an earthquake that took the lives of 10,000 Mexico city residents. Social media not only connects people from all around the world, but now helps protect them as well.
Other countries plagued with the terror of natural disasters have also used social media to alert residents of an approaching storm. Japan recently used Twitter to notify American residents of tsunami arrival times to U.S. shores after they had been hit.