Abstract

The establishment of seismological and magnetic observatories at Heard Island is described. Brief descriptions and photographs of the huts and instruments are given. Earthquake phases recorded between April 1951 and February 1952 are listed, as are absolute magnetic observations made between July 1951 and January 1952. Although Heard Island has two active volcanic craters, the region is not very active seismically. Only two near earthquakes were recorded, both probably 2°.9 distant along the Kerguelen ridge. The absolute magnetic observations showed that the high rate of secular change in declination and horizontal intensity is continuing.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -52.9 East bound 73.8 West bound 73.2 South bound -53.2
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1953-01-01T00:00:00

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GA Catalogue Number

9152 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9152/

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geophysics
magnetics
seismics
infrastructure
seismology
observations
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Earth Sciences

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English

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-52.9
East bound
73.8
West bound
73.2
South bound
-53.2

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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