Sample Web Traffic Surges


Web servers that serve earthquake information often show traffic surges after earthquakes that have been felt by large numbers of people.

Here are some samples of traffic surges after various events.

And here are some reports on some particular instances:

Also, on a related note, here is a quick look at how the growth of our mailing lists is driven by earthquakes. Here are annotated graphs showing growth of the mailing lists in 2001, 2002, and 2003.