Abstract

The seismicity of the southwest corner of Western Australia has long thought to have been unusual. Everingham (1968) and Everingham and Tilbury (1972) undertook an analysis of the historical earthquake catalogue for south-western Australia, and concluded that the catalogue is complete above magnitude 4.5 since 1900, and probably since 1878. Michael-Leiba (1987) concluded that there was a sudden increase in seismicity around 1949. The geomorphology of the area (eg. the generally flat landscape) is not consistent with the seismicity rate for the last 40 years, which includes three scarp forming earthquakes, being typical of the seismicity over the Quaternary.
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nonGeographicDataset

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2006-01-01T00:00:00

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geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

69522 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/69522/

Keywords

GA Publication
Report
seismics
AU-WA
Earth Sciences

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English

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utf8

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
Country
Australia
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1.1

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
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2601
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Australia
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