USGS crowd sources earthquake reports
Maybe Washington-area folks are more conscientious than others.
By 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, about three hours after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Mineral, Va., about 90 miles outside Washington, more than 9,000 people had responded to a U.S. Geological Survey crowd sourcing page that aimed to gather information about the earthquake's effects.
A 4.4 magnitude quake that hit Southern California in June garnered only 282 responses.
Then again, maybe Washingtonians just can't stay off their smartphones.