Seismology 101

Here are a few pages on the basic concepts to explain seismology and earthquakes.

What is an Earthquake? – earthquake motion, stress

Earthquake Location – epicentre, hypocentre, centroid

Earthquake Size – Richter magnitude, fault dimensions

Earthquake Effects – Ground vibration, intensity

Earthquakes in Australia – Historical seismicity, characteristics

Why Monitor Earthquakes? – Hazard, vulnerability and risk

Dams and Earthquakes – Reservoir triggered earthquakes