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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 citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703002392
Title: Spatial representation of the QUAKES World Earthquake Database (National Geoscience Dataset)

Custodian

Custodian: Geoscience Australia
Jurisdiction: Australia

Description

Abstract: 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:

- GEOSCIENCES
- HAZARDS
- HAZARDS Earthquake
- HAZARDS Tsunamis

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:

North bounding latitude: 0
South bounding latitude: -90
East bounding longitude: 180
West bounding longitude: 0

Data currency

Beginning date: