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Location map showing three magnitude 5 earthquakes and numerous smaller earthquakes that occurred  between 30 July and 1 August 2015 east of Fraser Island, Queensland

String of large earthquakes shakes Queensland's east coast

02 August 2015

For the second time in a matter of days residents along some of Queensland's most popular tourist destinations have been shaken by earthquakes.

Queensland's Sunshine Coast feels largest earthquake in nearly a century

30 July 2015

Residents on the Queensland east coast started their day in unusual circumstances this morning when an offshore earthquake shook areas from the south Gold Coast all the way to Gladstone.

Count-down to Geoscience Australia's 2015 Open Day

24 July 2015

The count-down is on to Geoscience Australia's annual Open Day on Sunday 23 August 2015, when we invite the community along to see, learn and explore the exciting and diverse range of work carried out by Australia's national geoscience agency.

Ministers launch new roadmap for Australian minerals industry

22 July 2015

The Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane, together with the Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Marmion, has launched a new roadmap for the Australian minerals industry.

Catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Geoscience Australia

20 July 2015

Geoscience Australia will be offering four behind-the-scene tours of our building and collections during National Science Week. Join one of these exclusive tours and wonder no more what's behind our doors.


Australian earthquakes explained

03 July 2015

When it comes to earthquakes, living in Australia is much safer than other parts of the world, as Australia is well away from tectonic plate boundaries where large earthquakes occur more frequently.

Network measures Earth movements with increased accuracy

30 June 2015

A new state-of-the-art geodetic network installed in the Surat Basin, Queensland can now measure movement of the Earth's surface more accurately, and as a consequence is helping to build understanding of precious resources within the Earth's crust.

Australia and Europe welcome 'colour vision' as Sentinel Satellite is sent into orbit

24 June 2015

Space collaboration between the European Union and Australia has taken an important step forward today with the launch of the latest of Europe's Sentinel satellites.

Agreement recognises Australia's expertise in satellite imagery

18 June 2015

Geoscience Australia and the U.S. Geological Survey have signed an agreement to establish a comprehensive new partnership to maximise land remote sensing data that can help to address issues of national and international significance.

Minister Macfarlane applauds Australian innovation at meeting of world satellite operators

15 June 2015

Science innovation and water security were highlights today as the Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane officially opened proceedings at the annual international meeting of Landsat Satellite Co-operators.


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