Saturday February 13, 2010TERRA By Richard Hamblyn Picador, 267pp, $49.99
Wednesday December 16, 2009TENS of thousands of villagers in the Philippines fled their homes yesterday as one of the nation's most active volcanoes spewed lava and sent ash plumes high into the sky.
Monday June 20, 2005KEIITI AKI: Arguably the greatest figure of seismology and earth science in the past 50 years has died after a fall in the street on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. Aki, 75, was a trailblazer with the digital treatment of seismological observations that enabled him to determine the structure and internal dynamics of the Earth, as well as the properties of the sources of earthquakes. Aki's first and perhaps most important contribution was the introduction of a new way to ...
Saturday November 6, 1999TWO earthquakes, each releasing about half the seismic energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, occurred off the coast of Newcastle in May. And an even larger quake occurred last year off Nelson Bay, according to seismology data. The first quake, measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale, occurred seven
Saturday July 18, 1998An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook the NSW and Victorian snowfields yesterday. Seismology Research Centre spokesman Vaughan Wesson said the quake was centred 74km east of the southern NSW border town of Albury and 16km west of Corryong in northern Victoria. The quake struc
Monday September 4, 1995Canberra. When the earth moves for Dr Ken Muirhead, a series of condensed black squiggles punctuate computer screen readings around the Australian Seismology Centre, in Canberra. If the seismic activity can be pin-pointed to the Tuamoto archipelago, in the South Pacific, there is a fair chanc
Wednesday February 2, 1994Deep quake leaves state unmoved. Victorians yesterday experienced _ and largely ignored _ the state's biggest earthquake since 1987. The quake, measuring nearly four on the Richter scale, hit the south Gippsland hills at 4.53pm. Dr Gary Gibson, director of RMIT's Seismology Research Centre, said
Sunday August 16, 1992Dr Lawrie Drake, a 60-year-old Australian Jesuit priest, leaves the comfortable confines of St Ignatius College, Riverview, this week for Bolivia where he will direct one of the world's best-regarded seismological stations. The Jesuits and seismology go back a long way. A seismological sta
Sunday May 5, 1991An earthquake in central Victoria on Saturday, which measured 3.7 on the Richter scale, was the largest of 70 small quakes recorded in the area since Tuesday. A statement issued yesterday by the Seismology Research Centre at Phillip Institute of Technology said the ``swarm" of earthquakes wa
Monday June 20, 1988MANILA, Monday: One person was reportedly killed when an earthquake shook the central Philippine island of Mindoro early today. A seismology official, Mr Bautoleme Bautista, quoting radio reports from fishing boats in the area, said the quake measured 6.4 on the Richter scale and was centr