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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Setting up an Earthquake Monitoring Network

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…

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Earthquake Hazard Assessments

The very first hazard report prepared by the SRC was in 1977 for Dandenong Natural Gas Tank in Victoria. This study was commissioned prior to construction of the tank, so earthquake loading was considered as a factor in its engineering. The tank has yet to undergo significant shaking due to earthquake (the largest…

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ESS Earth Sciences website launch

The SRC became part of ESS Earth Sciences just over a year ago, one of two companies born from Environmental Systems & Services (the other being our sister company ESS Weathertech). Today marked the launch of the new ESS Earth Sciences website – a showcase of all of the products that…

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