University of WashingtonAbout Earthquakes
basics about earthquakes
San Diego State Univ.Animation of P, S & Surface Waves
seismic wave animations
Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)Animations & Interactive Animations of Seismology Fundamentals
animations illustrating the fundamentals of earthquakes and seismology
USGSDetermining the Depth of an Earthquake
brief discussion on depths of earthquakes
TASA Graphic ArtsDigital Online Geology - Earthquakes
Online version of "Earthquakes" by Edward
J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, and Dennis Tasa. This informative chapter about earthquakes has images, text, quizzes, and narrated animations explaining what happens when earthquakes occur.
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
a complete PowerPoint show for the basics
Carleton College/NAGT materialsEarthquake Visualizations
Animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.
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.
Binghamton Univ Geological SciencesEducation & Outreach Software
Downloadable software to manipulate seismograms and for visualization.
How Stuff WorksHow Earthquakes Work
description of the basics
USGSMeasuring the Size of an Earthquake
How the size of an earthquake is measured.
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
USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - SCA edition
Earthquakes and preparedness in southern California
Utah Seismic Safety CommissionPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Utah edition
Earthquakes and prepardeness in Utah
A collaborative initiative for developing the world's largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network by utilizing sensors in and attached to internet-connected computers.
USGSSeismographs: Keeping Track of Earthquakes
brief description on how seismographs work to locate earthquakes
USGSTravel Time Information & Calculator
Choose a seismic station location and a recent earthquake, and see how long it takes different types of seismic waves to travel from the epicenter to your station. Travel time curve and other phase information.
Calstate LAVirtual Earthquake & Other Labs
you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude