Japanese X account for earthquake alerts hits API limit, limiting reach

NERV Earthquake App

The Japanese X (formerly Twitter) account for the NERV Disaster Prevention App hit its API limit, limiting its ability to reach Japanese users.

Japan has been rocked by a series of earthquakes off the west coast of Japan, causing untold damage across the country as well as tidal wave warnings in the aftermath.

Japan experiences minor earthquakes with relative frequency compared to the rest of the world, and users rely on apps such as NERV (seemingly based on the Neon Genesis Evangelion organization of the same name) to receive alerts. However due to intense nature of the disaster, the X account for the app quickly hit their API limit.

At the time of writing, no deaths have been reported as a result of the earthquake or tidal waves.

NERV’s accounts were later updated as Public Utility accounts by X in order to better provide service to users.

Users are encouraged to download the app to receive information directly from NERV.


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