Everyone Was Googling the Earthquake

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Google Trends provides insights into broad search patterns by users on Google. A look into what is being searched nationally this afternoon is obviously the earthquake. Today's 5.4 magnitude quake was only considered "moderate," which is big enough to knock things off shelves and cause minor damage to buildings. However, Google searches across the country are intensely focused on the incident. The majority of top 100 trends ("hot trends") are quake-related.

U.S. Google Trends as of 12:50 p.m., PST
1. los angeles earthquake
2. california earthquake
3. san diego earthquake
4. earthquakes today
5. cal tech
6. la earthquake
7. chino hills
8. usgs
9. ca earthquake
10. richter scale

11. kfwb
12. usgs earthquake
13. earthquake center
14. earthquake news
15. northridge earthquake
16. la news
17. recent earthquakes
18. us geological survey
19. ktla
20. ted stevens
21. knbc
22. knx 1070
23. earthquake map
24. earthquake scale
25. earthquake report
26. kabc
27. earthquake activity
28. earthquake watch
29. earthquake tracker
30. earthquake info
31. abc7
32. seismic activity
33. earthquake monitor
34. earthquake july 29 2008
35. earthquake magnitude
36. caltech earthquake
37. kcal 9
38. la times
39. earthquake information
40. california news
41. fox 11 news
42. ktla news
43. usgs.gov
44. bennigans
45. nasa established
46. seismograph
47. kcal news
48. knx radio
49. earthquake 7/29/08
50. 5.8 earthquake
51. orange county earthquake
52. abc7.com
53. caltech pasadena
54. earthquake update
55. abc news los angeles
56. steak and ale
57. earthquake chino
58. nbc la
59. epicenter
60. kfwb news
61. chino ca
62. what to do in an earthquake
63. metromedia restaurant group
64. nbc news
65. kusi
66. senator stevens
67. bennigan s closing
68. kfi
69. latest earthquake
70. camille hayton
71. kfwb.com
72. signonsandiego
73. oc register
74. so cal earthquake
75. kcbs
76. current earthquake
77. earthquake epicenter
78. san andreas fault
79. earth quick
80. bridge to nowhere
81. earthquake data
82. los angeles tv stations
83. earthquake meter
84. fox11
85. bennigan s restaurant
86. channel 7 news
87. diamond bar ca
88. sharpe james
89. earthquake safety
90. mark whitaker
91. pamela fayed
92. knsd
93. jim crow
94. kfwb radio
95. ktla 5
96. nbc 4 los angeles
97. bennigans bankruptcy
98. greenberg golic espn
99. ktla.com
100. us earthquake