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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AGU – Day Three

Day three brought pretzels and drinks to entice people to the “Geosciences in Germany” stand, to a fascinating presentation on microbial life deep beneath the ocean floor. Interest in Quick Quake is excellent – it’s great to be able to bring a smile and exclamations of “cool” and “neat” from…

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AGU – Day Two

A busy day on the stand with lots of oohs and ahhs as I spun the dial on Quick Quake to come up with the earthquake solution. Educators very excited about the prospect of using it in class with their students. I got to spend a bit of time at…

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AGU – Day One

After arriving and realising that our exhibition stand was basically an empty piece of concrete floor with a backdrop curtain, with the help my friends from Guralp UK (who are also my stand neighbours) I quickly arranged some bright red carpet and a red draped table to roughly match our…

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Ocean Bottom Seismographs

Australia’s latest addition to the AuScope seismic monitoring instrumentation pool are ready for deployment. Manufactured by the earthquake sensor experts at Guralp Systems in the UK, these 20 OBS units will be dropped to the sea floor at depths of up to 6 kilometres. The pressures at these depths are extreme, so all of…

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