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Huge hunger for quality earthquake data

Sep 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

The Christchurch earthquake has driven millions of visitors to the internet’s authority on New Zealand natural disasters – geonet.org.nz.
Traffic to the site averaged 704.7 page views a second in the first five minutes after Saturday morning’s quake, and millions more continue to visit.
Amid ongoing aftershocks the government’s geological hazard monitoring system attracted 19 million hits yesterday and 15 million on the day of the earthquake, says GeoNet systems development manager Geoff Clitheroe.
A large peak occurring at the time of the main shock was to be expected but, he adds: “It is unusual to see continued traffic reflecting a lot of interest in the earthquake.”
The earthquake has generated the longest sustained interest in the site, according to a GeoNet statement published online.
GeoNet collates, processes and archives all geophysical data from New Zealand. It received more than fifty-seven gigabytes of earthquake data on Saturday.
The site lists the 30 most recent earthquakes in New Zealand with details about magnitude, depth and location and encourages those who have felt any earthquakes to complete a “felt it?” report about their experiences during earthquakes.
It also provides information about volcanic activity, landslides and tsunamis.

largeTHE CHRISTCHURCH earthquake has driven millions of visitors to the internet’s authority on New Zealand natural disasters – geonet.org.nz.

Traffic to the site averaged 704.7 page views a second in the first five minutes after Saturday morning’s quake, and millions more continue to visit.

Amid ongoing aftershocks the government’s geological hazard monitoring system attracted 19 million hits yesterday and 15 million on the day of the earthquake, says GeoNet systems development manager Geoff Clitheroe.

A large peak occurring at the time of the main shock was to be expected but, he adds: “It is unusual to see continued traffic, reflecting a lot of interest in the earthquake.”

The earthquake has generated the longest sustained interest in the site, according to a GeoNet statement published online.

GeoNet collates, processes and archives all geophysical data from New Zealand. It received more than fifty-seven gigabytes of earthquake data on Saturday.

The site lists the 30 most recent earthquakes in New Zealand with details about magnitude, depth and location and encourages those who have felt any earthquakes to complete a “felt it?” report about their experiences during earthquakes.

It also provides information about volcanic activity, landslides and tsunamis.

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