Historical Earthquakes in NSW 1788 – 1959

By Kevin McCue Abstract Several hundred earthquakes felt in Australia have been documented in three volumes of the Isoseismal Atlas of Australia but sources have not yet been exhausted as we demonstrate with new information on interesting earthquakes in New South Wales thanks to the Australian National Library program Trove, that makes scanned, searchable newspapers… Continue reading Historical Earthquakes in NSW 1788 – 1959

South Australian Earthquakes 1910-1919

by Kevin McCue IntroductionThis study of earthquakes in South Australia using newspaper reports began, for the author, in 1975 and is not finished yet as more newspapers are digitised by the National Library of Australia. It confirms that earthquakes of the modern instrumental period following on from the International Geophysical Year in 1957/58 occur in… Continue reading South Australian Earthquakes 1910-1919

South Australian Earthquakes 1920-1929

by Kevin McCue Introduction Newspaper searches following new scans by the Australian National Library have recovered 40 previously undocumented earthquakes in South Australia and information to revise known historical earthquakes over the decade of the 1920s. There are fewer than expected based on the frequency of earthquakes there in the instrumental period (Love, 1996). These… Continue reading South Australian Earthquakes 1920-1929