Wheatbelt earthquakes

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Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon May 31, 2010 9:11 pm

Just been browsing this site and love it :)

I actually felt or more heard this one here in Perth.
http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/earthquake.pl? ... &;zoom=500
On the morning of the 2nd of this month (May). It ratled the windows and cups and plates or more vibrated them all. 4 in the morning.

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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby Vinny » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:58 pm

Great site.
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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby Rainbow Bright » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:44 pm

Yes, it's fantastic. My brother was in an earthquake that struck just outside of Broomehill - pretty close to where he was staying.
Apparently clusters of earthquakes move around the Wheatbelt every so often.

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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby floppy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:09 am

I used to clean at the Dept of Ag and Food
one office had a big map of WA showing all the known fault lines
south WA was a mass of vertical lines

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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:53 am

A map of WA with fault lines. :mrgreen:

I wonder what the Tassie mob have? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:17 pm

I was looking on Google Earth and noticed they now have locations of recorded Earthquakes now.

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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:00 pm

Wheatbelt among nation's quake hotspots:

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/nationa ... 6519537825

MOE in Victoria, York and Kirwan in Western Australia and Tenant Creek in the Northern Territory are the regions in Australia with the highest potential for earthquakes, according to a new Earthquake Hazard Map of Australia launched today.

Seismologists from Geoscience Australia developed the map by analysing the location of past earthquakes nationwide.

Since 1950 Australia has experienced 168 earthquakes above magnitude 5.0 and last year alone, 82 earthquakes were recorded at a magnitude 3.0 or above.

The Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, said the map estimates the likelihood of a particular area experiencing strong ground shaking from earthquakes and it is this, rather than the magnitude of an earthquake, that endangers people, buildings and infrastructure.

The new risk map is expected to impact Australian building standards.

''Although these maps do not enable us to predict earthquakes, they will allow engineers and planners to design and locate buildings and infrastructure so as to better protect our communities,'' Minister Ferguson said in launching the map.

He also expects the modelling and data, which have been made available to the public, will be used by emergency managers, researchers and the insurance industry.


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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby Cyclone Alby » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:07 pm

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western ... 5782494162

The Darling Fault is a 950km fracture that stretches from north to south. Not a single quake has been recorded on the fault line, which was formed millions of years ago when India and Australia separated.

But if it were to rupture, Perth would be destroyed, scientists say.
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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:49 pm

If that happened, I would go looking for Brayden.
He is DrEvil isn't he?

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Re: Wheatbelt earthquakes

Postby floppy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:25 pm

interesting site here
http://earthquakes.tafoni.net/
but not complete info
eg volcano in NZ erupting with associated earthquakes
but not on map .....
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