The AuScope Earth app allows you to investigate our dynamic continent by accessing real-time data feeds from the AuScope Seismometers in Schools network. Did you feel a “bump in the night”? See if the closest AuSIS school recorded it too. Identify recent earthquakes from around the Australian Plate and compare the waveforms from your school to others across the country. Great for students, teachers or anyone who is interested in how the earth works.
As Australia moves northwards stress builds up in the earths crust due largely to the collision that is occurring on our northern plate boundary. This stress results in deformation that can be measured as earthquakes using seismometers or by subtle changes in the distance between fixed points measured by very high precision GPS units. AuScope has deployed 40 seismometers in schools throughout Australia and has supported Geoscience Australia in their deployment of over 200 GPS instruments that are continuously recording these effects. AuScope Earth provides you, the student, geoscientist or interested observer with the ability to analyse and compare real data downloaded directly from this large research infrastructure deployment.
AuScope Ltd is an Australian federal research infrastructure program that provides a wide variety of instruments for the geoscience research. We also run a number of outreach programs aimed at engaging the wider community in geoscience and giving interested people access to real research quality data feeds from a number of instruments around the country so that they can investigate geological process such as plate tectonics and earthquake activity.