Abstract

This data set is the Earthquake Hazard Risk Contour Map for Australia based on earthquake measurements taken from the Geoscience Australia Earthquake Database. It shows the acceleration coefficient (a) 10 percent chance of being exceeded in the next 50 years. Thus a value of 0.05 as an example means that in any 50 year period, there is a 90% chance that the peak ground acceleration will not exceed 0.05. Where peak ground acceleration is a dimensionless coefficient of acceleration that is used by civil engineers to estimate forces on structures. High values of this calculation represent higher risk areas of earthquake occurrence.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -10.0 East bound 154.0 West bound 113.0 South bound -43.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - GIS Dataset - National

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2000

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
National
dataset
GIS
geohazards
earthquakes
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-10.0
East bound
154.0
West bound
113.0
South bound
-43.0

Lineage

This is an interpretive data set based on data derived from GA's World Earthquake Database. Using earthquake locations and measurements from the database, contours reflecting potential earthquake hazard were digitised in Arcinfo for the Australian mainland. In 1997 the 1:1 000 000 scale GA approved coastline was added to the data set and items feature and UFI have been added to complete the quality assurance.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

DISTRIBUTION Format

shp
mif

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-b1df-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2000-01-31

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
Downloads
For information on acquiring this product,
please contact Geoscience Australia Client Services via:

fax:
+61 2 6249 9960; or
phone:
1800 800 173 (within Australia);
 
+61 2 6249 9966 (outside Australia).