Abstract

The Canberra region has experienced an average of one earthquake per year for the past 50 years; and for most residents this information would come as a surprise. The report contains a complete history of seismic activity in and around the nation's capital, using records from as early as 1841. This updated version of the 1996 publication draws on new seismic data from the past 11 years in conjunction with reports about feeling an earthquake from local residents. Included in the 32 page booklet is an earthquake action guide explaining what to do during and after an earthquake and possible warning signs.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -35.0 East bound 149.5 West bound 148.5 South bound -36.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - GA Publication - Monograph

Constraints

license
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2007

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GA Publication
Monograph
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-35.0
East bound
149.5
West bound
148.5
South bound
-36.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine+hardcopy

DISTRIBUTION Format

pdf

Distributor

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

Metadata File Identifier

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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

2009-05-01

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
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please contact the Geoscience Australia Sales Centre via:

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

Please note that support hours are 9 am to 5 pm weekdays