Many of the Tweets poked fun at the intensity – or lack of – of the earthquake.
— Pepe Reynolds (@PepeReynolds) February 23, 2015
"I survived the Madrid earthquake 2015"
— Robert Huffaker (@teambobert) February 23, 2015
This was about the extent of the damage in Madrid.
— Nick Harvin (@NickHarvin) February 23, 2015
First dramatic shot of the earthquake aftermath.
— Roberto Meijide (@robertomf) February 23, 2015
A show of solidarity with the town at the epicentre of the earthquake, Albacete.
Cuando hay terremoto en España. pic.twitter.com/wiP2E6w1kq
— Universo Simpson (@UniversoSimpson) February 23, 2015
Many Tweeters chose The Simpsons to illustrate their feelings about the earthquake.
— Diego Ramos (@dieramos) February 23, 2015
"I'm going in Ned Flanders' bunker"
— XaVi (@LoXabvi) February 23, 2015
And of course, the earthquake was the perfect opportunity to poke fun at politicians. Ana Botella, Madrid's mayor, famously said "there is nothing quite like a relaxing cup of café con leche in Plaza Mayor" during Madrid's bid to host the Olympic games. The phrase was turned on its head on Twitter after Monday's earthquake.
Terremoto en Madrid 2015: NEVER FORGET pic.twitter.com/S3j4n3ePjX
— Proscojoncio (@Proscojoncio) February 23, 2015