Do Australian earthquakes matter?

As People always focus on big news, Geo-scientists also pay more attentions to big earthquakes happening in plate boundaries rather than the 'boring' small earthquakes in stable continents. Does this mean the intraplate earthquakes are negligible in scientific research? A recent comprehensive study on the surface-rupturing earthquakes in Australian stable continental regions by Yang et al. (2021) shows contrasting features between intraplate and interplate earthquakes.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://geo-down-under.geoscience.education/australian_earthquake_matters/