SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Facebook's Safety Check feature was activated Wednesday evening, citing an explosion had occurred in San Diego.
As you can see below, the Safety Check feature was activated for an explosion/fire that took place on Tuesday.
The only explosion to have taken place Tuesday that could have possibly activated the Safety Check would have been the City Heights apartment fire/explosion that prompted evacuations.
According to Facebook, the Safety Check feature is activated on a user's page if they are near a major natural disaster or crisis.
In a statement to CBS News 8, Facebook said the Safety Check feature was a community-generated activation. Facebook is testing a way for communities to activate Safety Check - when a significant number of people post about a specific incident and are in a crisis area.
Community-generated is now one of the many ways Safety Check is now activated.
"The first is when Facebook notifies everyone in an affected area. This is used when an incident impacts a large number people and there's value in reaching them quickly. We look at a combination of the scope, scale and duration of the incident to determine when it is appropriate for Facebook to notify everyone in an area," said a Facebook spokesperson.
A Pacific storm that promises to heavily douse much of Southern California this week will deliver a considerably less dramatic infusion of precipitation in the San Diego area, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain around San Diego County this week, potentially heavy rain on Thursday. People in unincorporated areas can get free sandbags at numerous locations to help them protect their homes, properties and communities.
An increased police presence is expected Wednesday at Serra High after a threatening message was written on a school wall.
A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.
After a nearly three-hour public hearing, the City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve a facility that would allow homeless people to store their valuables.
Kevin Towers, the former San Diego Padres player, scout and executive, will be posthumously inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony on May 12, the team announced Tuesday.
A flamingo that mysteriously appeared in the South Bay last month - like most people - seems to not want to leave San Diego.
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