Energy Groups Study Quakes Around Gas Fields

The SRC has been engaged by a consortium of energy companies to monitor the seismicity in the North Perth Basin around several natural gas fields. Some of these fields, around 300km north of Perth, were discovered in the 1970’s and 80’s, and now, due to advancements in hydraulic fracturing technology, present potentially commercially viable…

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Jenolan Caves earthquake vault recommissioned

After 30 years sitting unused, one of the earliest earthquake monitoring vaults in Australia has recently been recommissioned as an operational seismic station with a modern seismograph using GPS timing and 3G data telemetry. Originally commissioned in 1959 along with two other underground vaults in the Burragorang and Upper Nepean State Parks, the Jenolan vault formed…

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Construction Vibration Monitoring

Seismographs aren’t just for earthquakes. Vibration monitoring is performed every day in the mining and construction industries, using recorders like our Kelunji teamed with geophones, accelerometers, and microphones (for monitoring air pressure from blasts). In fact, the Kelunji EchoPro was born from a need by Orica Mining Services to have…

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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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