Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
An interactive online exhibit of information, maps, images, and personal accounts from the 1906 earthquake and fire.
USGSA Comparison of Two Bay Area Earthquakes: 1989 v. 1906
Investigate the shaking intensity and magnitude of these two earthquakes.
Assoc. of Bay Area Govts. (ABAG)ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
Information and maps about liquefaction, faults, and landslides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
USGSCan It Happen Here?
Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States?
Seismological Society of America (SSA)Catalog of Earthquake-Related Sounds
This collection of 21 earthquake-related sounds, prepared by Karl V. Steinbrugge, was originally published in BSSA vol. 64, no. 5 in 1974 and updated with eight additional sounds in 1985. You can listen to individual sounds below by clicking the play button in the audio player next to the recording number, or you can download a Zip file containing MP3 audio files of all the sounds. Most of recorded on the inside of different buildings but some are from outside. (Compiled by Karl V. Steinbrugge)
USGSChile M7.0 January 12, 2010 and M8.8 February 27, 2010 Educational Slides
Details on the rupture of the two earthquakes, the shaking distribution, aftershock zone, estimated fatality numbers, and comparisons between the two.
Purdue Univ.Earth Science Education Activities
a wealth of excellent hands-on activities for teaching about earthquakes, volcanoes, seismic waves, plate tectonics, earth structure, seismic waves, convection, seismometers and more!
USGSEarthquake 101 Powerpoint Slideshow Download
PDF format of a complete PowerPoint show for the basics (Zip file)
USGSEarthquake Booms, Seneca Guns, and Other Sounds
An examination of strange and unexplained sounds that are sometimes heard accompanying earthquakes.
USGSEarthquake Facts & Earthquake Fantasy
Companion to "Earthquakes, Megaquakes, and the Movies"
USGSEarthquake Hazards on the Island of Hawaii
summary of earthquake hazards in Hawaii
USGSEarthquake Science Explained
A series of short articles for students, teachers, and parents originally published as weekly features in The San Francisco Chronicle. This USGS General Information Product presents some of the new understanding gained and scientific advances made in the century since the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
general overview of earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication
USGSEarthquakes, MegaQuakes, and the Movies
discussion about facts versus fantasies
USGS & many other organizationsEchando Raices en Tierra de Terremotos
Este manual provee información sobre por qué nos deben preocupar los terremotos en el Sur de California, qué debemos hacer para estar seguros y reducir el daño, y también qué debemos saber de lo básico sobre terremotos.
USGSGround Shaking Animations
Simulations of earthquake ruptures that were run on the supercomputers at Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research
USGSGroundwater Effects from Earthquakes
A description of the potential effects of earthquakes on groundwater and wells.
USGSHazards 101, Earthquake
The basics of how the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Maps are made.
PTV ProductionsInsideDisaster - The Haiti Earthquake
wholistic view of the effects and response to the Haiti earthquake, both scientific and societal
IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutes for SeismologyIRIS Education Resources
A multitude of educational resources for earthquake science, from visualizations and animations, to lessons and educational software. Awesome!
DLESELiving in Earthquake Country: A Teaching Box
7 lessons with the goal of teaching students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. Explores seismic waves, the ability of scientists to predict the likelihood and severity of earthquakes at specific locations, the difference between magnitude and intensity, the occurrence of earthquakes along patches of planar faults, and the potential damage caused by earthquakes such as landslides, liquefaction, or structural failure.
USGSNepal Earthquake Sequence Educational Slides
USGSNorthern Sumatra M9.0 - December 26, 2004 FAQs
FAQs about one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded
USGSPodcasts by USGS about Earthquakes
Collection of USGS CoreCasts (audio) about a variety of earthquake topics and issues.
USGSPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Central US edition
Earthquakes and preparedeness in the Central US
USGS & many other organizationsPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - NCA edition
Earthquakes and preparedeness in northern California
Utah Seismic Safety CommissionPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Utah edition
Earthquakes and prepardeness in Utah
USGSSan Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek
Interactive, 360 degree panorama of the San Andreas Fault. Aerial photos of the fault taken from a kite.
University of Illinois ExtensionShake, Rattle, and Slide
Lessons, activities, and slide shows about earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.
USGSShaking in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska
This video presents a visualization of how the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska, shook during the M7.1 January 24, 2016, Iniskin, Alaska, earthquake. The building was instrumented by U.S. Geological Survey to obtain data to study its behavior and performance during strong shaking. Such data is useful to make decisions for improving the building's performance.
USGSShaking of Frontier Building — Anchorage, Alaska, During Mw7.1 Earthquake, January 24, 2016
This video presents a visualization of shaking that was recorded in the Frontier Building in Anchorage, Alaska, during the Mw7.1 earthquake, January 24, 2016, Iniskin, Alaska.
PBS-NOVAThe Wave that Shook the World
Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.
USGSTohoku, Japan 2011 M9.0 Educational Slides
Educational slides for the 2011 Tohoku,Japan M9.0 Earthquake.
The Why FilesTsunamis
short news piece with images
The Why FilesUnderstanding Quakes
description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey
UPSeis, Univ. of MichiganUPSeis Seismology Questions Answered
magnitudes, research, locations, seismic waves, and all the basics explained, as well as preparedness and hazards
American Geophysical Union (AGU)Watch Buildings Move During Earthquakes
Real videos of buildings shaking during real earthquakes, and some re-creations.