Geophysical Network

Seismic data operations are conducted by the Geophysical Network Project at Geoscience Australia.  The Geophysical Network Project operates and maintains a state-of-the-art network of stations and sophisticated instrumentation that monitors natural and anthropogenic (human-made) hazards in Australia and around the globe.

The network detects seismic, infrasound, hydro-acoustic and geomagnetic activity in Australia and its territories. It is the base from which earthquake, tsunami, nuclear-testing and geomagnetic monitoring functions are developed and it is utilised by Geoscience Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

Topic contact: Last updated: May 8, 2013