Rapid determination of earthquake sources in Australia (Tkalčić, Hejrani and Fichtner)

ARC Discovery Project 2014

The Australasian region is at risk from both large earthquakes and tsunamis. Rapid and reliable determination of parameters such as depth and orientation of earthquake fault planes in real time is vital for an effective response. This project will greatly improve the quality of information inferred from seismic waveform data by using 3-D structural models of Earth and also provide valuable insight into the earthquake generation process. By comprehensively incorporating 3-D structural models in estimating earthquake sources, the project will be at the forefront of research worldwide. The science developed will underpin automated determination of characteristics of earthquakes and play a key part in efforts to mitigate the impact of tsunamis.