In 1976 the SRC produced our first seismic hazard report for an LNG tank in Dandenong, Victoria. Since then we have produced several hundred seismic hazard assessments for a wide range of structures including dams, weirs and barrages; nuclear facilities
The SRC is proud to introduce Waves, a free software application for viewing earthquake waveforms. Waves is the result of over 15 years of development and refinement
…or “How Seismology Found Me”, by Adam Pascale.
In the early hours of Saturday the 21st of May 2016, the largest earthquake in almost 20 years struck central Australia, about 125km west of Uluru. This magnitude 6.1 earthquake was recorded at our seismic stations all over Australia
A commentary on the DPWH guidelines for earthquake recording instrumentation. By Adam Pascale.
The 1st of January 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Seismology Research Centre.
Seismologists from the SRC have been heavily involved in the development of the latest generation of seismographs and accelerographs that are manufactured in Australia
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…
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…
Seismologist Adam Pascale explains everything you need to know about designing, installing and operating a local earthquake monitoring network. So, you want to install a network of instruments to monitor earthquake activity in a particular area. It is recommended that any seismic network has at least 4 stations, ideally in a Y-shaped…