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What is nearly as fast as #earthquake jokes ricocheting their way through the highways, byways and sketchy rest stops of social media?

Some days, it seems, it’s the cartoonists — including the first-responders at Next Media Animation.

Washington Examiner’s Nate Beeler reacted promptly to Tuesday’s seismic event with this cartoon — in which Obama uses a golf club to break the fourth wall.

And at the Taiwan-based Next Media Animation, the artists rendered an Eastern seaboard tweeting away its fears immediately after the 5.8-magnitude quake hit Tuesday afternoon.

Evacuations! Panic! Congressional punch-lines! NMA even referenced the insta-lame Guv Christie tweet-”joke” not once but twice.

Next Media Animation even spoofs hashtag-happy overreactions to any future non-event. And for that, NMA artists: #WeThankYou.

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.


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