How information of the Japanese earthquake spread on Twitter

These videos display how information of the Japanese earthquake spread across Twitter in the first hour after the quake. They were released by Twitter on 29 June 2011.

Twitter state that they saw a 500% increase in Tweets from Japan as, “people reached out to friends, family and loved ones in the moments after the March 2011 earthquake”.
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A world of Tweets

Hat tip: Dominic Campbell
This is a real-time heat map by Frog Design in HTML5, shows where in the world people are tweeting from.

The experiment started 1 November 2010 and according to the data captured tweets have come from 199 countries so far. It’s interesting to note which countries are more prevalent than others; the US is top (38% of tweets), UK third (11%), but more interestingly Indonesia is 2nd with 18% of the tweets to date.
More here.