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A location map showing the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that occurred off Bowen, Queensland on 18 August 2016

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake shakes far north Queensland

18 August 2016

Some of far north Queensland's most popular tourist destinations have been shaken by a large magnitude 5.8 earthquake, followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

Opportunity to explore the wonders of geoscience

15 August 2016

Canberrans can learn about the science behind Pok√©mon GO - and catch a few as well - this coming Sunday at Geoscience Australia's 2016 Open Day.

Contributing science expertise to meet global challenges

04 August 2016

Sustainable development of human society depends on economic, social and environmental challenges being addressed globally. Geoscience Australia has a crucial role to play in this, through expertise in geospatial information management.


Join a behind the scenes tour of Geoscience Australia

02 August 2016

Geoscience Australia will be offering three exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of its building and collections during National Science Week.


Interim Australian Energy Resource Assessment Report now available online

01 August 2016

Geoscience Australia has released the interim 2016 Australian Energy Resource Assessment (AERA) report, providing the latest update in the series of national assessments of Australia's energy resources.

Save the date for Geoscience Australia's 2016 Open Day

29 July 2016

The count-down is on to Geoscience Australia's annual Open Day on Sunday 21 August, when we invite the community along to learn about the exciting and diverse range of work carried out by Australia's national geoscience organisation.


Continental-scale mapping of mineral potential wins top award

28 July 2016

A Geoscience Australia project that is helping to build a better understanding of Australia's mineral potential has won the Engaging with the Edge category of the 2016 Public Sector Innovation Awards.

Team effort to establish world-class AuScope GNSS network

08 July 2016

The collaborative effort led by Geoscience Australia to establish the AuScope Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) network, is making Position, Navigation and Timing satellite data more accessible to the Australian and international geospatial community.

Important upgrade to Geoscience Australia's magnetometer calibration facility

04 July 2016

Why is there life on Earth? We owe this phenomenon greatly to the Earth's magnetic field. This invisible force protects the planet from harmful cosmic radiation and charged particles that radiate from the sun in the form of solar winds and geomagnetic storms.

New Bushfire Toolbox supports better building design

06 June 2016

Fire is a natural feature of the Australian landscape and remains an ever-present threat. Understanding the risk and potential impacts of bushfire can help communities make better decisions to prepare for, and mitigate against, these risks.


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