FAULTLINES WEAVING THEIR WAY ACROSS SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA. Geoscientists identify seismic activity in Southern Australia including the Flinders Ranges Earthquake Hazzard Map of Australia Australia is not as geologically stable as many think.
Despite popular belief, Australia is a geologically active continent with moving fault-lines, regular seismic activity, and a long history of mountain making, said internationally respected geologist, Associate Professor Malcolm Wallace from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne. We have discovered substantial evidence of ancient and current mountain building on this continent, and seismic activity which commenced 10 million years ago and continues to this day,” Associate Professor Wallace said. Plate Tectonics Map - Plate Boundary Map.