A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Puerto Rico just over 60 miles from San Juan this morning. Thankfully, damage and casualties appear to have been minimal, but that didn’t stop an impromptu community from popping up on the web within hours of the event.
A Facebook page called “Yo tambien senti el temblor del 16 de mayo a las 1:06am en Puerto Rico!” (“I felt the earthquake May 16 at 1:06 AM in Puerto Rico, too!”) was formed within an hour of the rumble, and more than 11,000 people have “Liked” it in the morning and afternoon since then.
The page doesn’t serve a practical purpose; it isn’t a hub of citizen journalism or a tool for relief workers. Rather, it’s a place where a community of Internet () users can connect and share anecdotes about the quake through wall posts and shared images, including one natural disaster-themed Kanye West “I’mma let you finish” parody.