Gecko accelerographs monitoring PNG aftershocks

Following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Australian seismologists from the SRC, University of Melbourne, and the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society began planning a mission to install an aftershock monitoring network.

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Gecko SMA launches at PCEE

The Strong Motion Accelerograph (SMA) version of the Gecko seismograph debuted at the 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Sydney on 6-8 November 2015. Designed by SRC seismologists and built by engineering team at ESS, the Gecko SMA is ideal for structural monitoring and rapid deployment for aftershock monitoring. The Gecko SMA (and higher resolution Gecko…

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Recent Earthquake Activity in SE Qld

Two locations in southeast Queensland have experienced some significant earthquake activity in recent months. In February a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck just northwest of Mount Perry. Over forty aftershocks were recorded in the next 24 hours and these were still being recorded six months later. As the Mt Perry aftershocks were…

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