19 December 2012
Earthquake map of Australia released
A series of maps depicting areas of Australia that are more or less susceptible to earthquakes will provide important information to help planners mitigate the possible impacts of future earthquakes.
The Earthquake Hazard map of Australia 2012 has been developed by seismologists at Geoscience Australia following investigations into the continent’s earthquake history.
Scientific research by Geoscience Australia into ancient and more recent earthquakes at locations across Australia provides underlying datasets and models for future seismic hazard assessments and for the revision of building design codes, both in Australia and in other stable continental regions worldwide.
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