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For up-to-date news and comments from the SRC, make sure you follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter. Our Earthquake News page has information on significant earthquakes, but for the smaller events that you could feel we might only post information to social media. There’s also our YouTube channel where we will occasionally put…

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Installing a Seismograph

Here is a quick video showing the steps to establish a basic seismic monitoring station using an SRC seismograph system. In this example no outcropping rock was available in the area, so a metre-deep concrete pier was built (10% above ground) with a farm-gate fence to protect the hut from…

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Gecko SMA Preview

Here’s a sneak peek at our Gecko-based SMA. An all-in-one ±2g triaxial accelerograph that is easily installed using a single anchor point. Once powered up it records GPS-synchronised continuous data in a ring buffer for a year or more, ensuring earthquakes are never missed. This is the future of structural monitoring…

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New SRC website

What you’re looking at is our new website, built on a sturdy content management system that will allow us to provide you richer content that adapts to whatever device you’re using, be it desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Some of the old content is still in the process of being moved…

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Differences in SRC and GA Location & Magnitude

We are often asked why our earthquake locations and magnitudes are different to those published by Geoscience Australia (GA), and who is right. Well, it depends. To determine an earthquake’s latitude, longitude and depth, you need to use at least three seismographs. The closer they are to an earthquake, the…

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AGU – Last Day

It’s the end of our first visit to AGU, and we had a great time. It was so great to bring something new and exciting to the global seismological community. Quick Quake is like nothing anyone had ever seen before, and the looks on people’s faces as they watched the seismograms ease…

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AGU – Day Four

We had to get a video of this. The AGU conference is HUGE – last we heard there were 18,000 delegates attending. It’s being held at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco and is spread over several buildings with underground halls linking them together. As I arrived this morning I…

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