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. Explore divergent, convergent and transform plate boundaries with satellite images and maps.
Use the buttons in the upper left to navigate and change your zoom level. To navigate just grab the image and drag it around. Switch between maps and satellite images using the buttons in the upper right. To recenter, double click on the map/image. Plate tectonics sites featured include: divergent plate boundaries (the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Iceland, linear lakes and volcanic activity in the East Africa Rift Valley, the Red Sea), convergent plate boundaries (the volcanic islands in the Aleutian Island arc, volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain Range, volcanoes in the Andes Mountain Range, the Caribbean volcanic island arc, the Himalaya Mountain Range), and transform plate boundaries (faulting in the San Andreas Fault Zone in central California).