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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