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Monitoring earthquakes and informing the community

In the event of an earthquake, remember to Drop! Cover! Hold!

Drop! Cover! Hold!

To find out how you can be prepared for an earthquake visit

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.

SARIG Earthquakes Layer

For more information, contact:

David Love
Senior Geophysicist Seismologist
+61 8 8463 3177