Geotechnics are the science of building or repairing structures and are used for many different applications, from providing emergency response services to detecting earthquakes.
However, they are often overlooked when building an earthquake mitigation strategy.
Geotechnic risk register The National Earthquake Mitigation Coordination Centre (NEMCC) and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) use the geotechic risk report as a tool for estimating the risk of a natural or man-made earthquake.
The risk of an earthquake in Australia is very low compared to most other countries, but the information provided on this website is not designed to make an informed decision on how to build a home or business, or even protect yourself.
It’s intended to provide general guidance about building safety, but it is not meant to be an expert’s recommendation.
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