Monitoring earthquakes and informing the community
In the event of an earthquake, remember to Drop! Cover! Hold!
To find out how you can be prepared for an earthquake visit sa.gov.au/emergency/earthquake
The South Australian earthquake monitoring network is used to measure local earth movements (seismic activity) and to record events from all around the world. There are a number of stations around the state that record seismic activity which can be used to determine the location and magnitude of an event.
There have been 3 earthquakes since 1837 that have caused some damage to Adelaide - in 1897, 1902 and 1954. The 1954 earthquake was the smallest, but also the closest and most damaging. Most earthquakes in South Australia occur in the Flinders Ranges.
For more information, contact:
Senior Geophysicist Seismologist
+61 8 8463 3177