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Chch quake site sees huge volume

In just 24 hours, the landcheck.org.nz website built for Christchurch residents to check on the status of their residential property clocked in with more than 5 million page impressions.

Most of the visits have been by domestic users however over 10% of the volume of site traffic were overseas and possible expats. A total of 3.3 million individual property searches have been completed.

TradeMe put the website together in 4 days at no cost to the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority.
Trade Me have over 200,000 members in the city area and are pleased with the response to date, as they have wanted to aid the Christchurch earthquake effort in some form.

Aftershocks yesterday throughout Canterbury did continue but to a lesser extent and many shakes were located from Arthurs Pass through to Christchurch city with 2 registering magnitude 4 and 4.2.

Internationally, tsunami warnings were cancelled yesterday after 2 large earthquakes above magnitude 7 struck off the Alaskan coast.
The United States Geologic Survey said they struck at a depth of about 40 kilometres in the Pacific Ocean at 6.09pm local time, Thursday, (2.09pm, yesterday afternoon NZ time).

A second quake of the same magnitude hit in the same vicinity and at the same depth a half-minute later, the US Geological Survey said. 

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