Spatial representation of the QUAKES World Earthquake Database (National Geoscience Dataset)
Note : This dataset description is metadata (data about data) which describes the actual dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.
Dataset citationANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703002392
Title: Spatial representation of the QUAKES World Earthquake Database (National Geoscience Dataset)
CustodianCustodian: Geoscience Australia
DescriptionAbstract: This dataset is a spatial representation of the Geoscience Australia Earthquake Database. The dataset contains recorded magnitudes for earthquakes on and near Australia. Local events of magnitude 4 and above and regional events of magnitude 6 and above are displayed. NOTE : The "End Date" in this record refers to the download dataset. In the National Geoscience Datasets Online GIS (www.ga.gov.au/map/) these data are updated on a weekly basis. ANZLIC search words and qualifiers:
Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA INCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUSAAT - Australia
Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register
Geographic bounding box:
Data currencyBeginning date: 1856-01-01
Ending date: 2000-12-01
Dataset statusProgress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: continual
AccessStored data format:
Available data format:
Access constraints: Free to download
The data is derived from the World Earthquake Database, extracted directly and converted into a spatial Arcinfo coverage. Items feature and UFI are added to complete the quality assurance.
Nominal Scale 1:100,000
A geoscientist visually inspected the finished dataset to make sure the attributes were accurate and the data were consistent spatially with the quality-controlled database it was derived from. Tests are also carried out on these data for data completeness, correct spatial representation, attribute accuracy, logical consistency and correctness, and where appropriate for compliance with Geoscience Australia's GIS data dictionary.
The dataset coverage is complete for the Australian Jurisdictional Area.
Contact informationContact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
Position: Manager Client Services
Address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Address: GPO Box 378
Phone: 02 6249 9966
Fax: 02 6249 9960
Metadata informationMetadata date: 2000-03-15 00:00:00.0
Additional metadatapoint items :- feature feature type QUAKE ufi unique numeric identifier quake_date Date of earthquake origintime origin time of earthquake (recorded in Univeral Coordinated Time (UTC)) magnitude recorded magnitudes at earthquake eqicentres
Kilgour, B. , McCue, K.
This report was generated on 07 Mar 2014.
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