Geophysical Network

Geoscience Australia monitors and reports on earthquakes, tsunamis and the Earth's magnetic field. We contribute to international efforts to monitor nuclear tests.

Seismic data operations are conducted by the Geophysical Network Project at Geoscience Australia.  The Geophysical Network Project operates and maintains a state-of-the-art network of stations and sophisticated instrumentation that monitors natural and anthropogenic (human-made) hazards in Australia and around the globe.

The network detects seismic, infrasound, hydro-acoustic and geomagnetic activity in Australia and its territories. It is the base from which earthquake, tsunami, nuclear-testing and geomagnetic monitoring functions are developed and it is utilised by Geoscience Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).


Basics - Geophysical Network

Geoscience Australia monitors and reports on earthquakes, tsunamis and the Earth's magnetic field. We contribute to international efforts to monitor nuclear tests.


Equipment

Geoscience Australia monitors and reports on earthquakes, tsunamis and the Earth's magnetic field. We contribute to international efforts to monitor nuclear tests.


Types of Stations and Installations

Geoscience Australia monitors and reports on earthquakes, tsunamis and the Earth's magnetic field. We contribute to international efforts to monitor nuclear tests.


Data Quality Control / Data Availability and Statistics

The Geoscience Australia building is a purpose built geoscientific research facility situated in the Canberra suburb of Symonston. The site consists of two buildings.


Metadata and Data Archival

Geoscience Australia monitors and reports on earthquakes, tsunamis and the Earth's magnetic field. We contribute to international efforts to monitor nuclear tests.