USGSBigger Faults Make Bigger EQ's
Three different rope lengths are used to demonstrate how a fault ruptures in an EQ and why bigger faults make bigger EQ's. Downloadable PDF.
About GeologyCalifornia Subduction Rocks
A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California.
Univ. of WisconsinEarth Science Course Notes & Graphics
Professor Steve Dutch's excellent online resources for earth sciences with great images for teaching; all the goodies are behind the "Notes" links
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 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.
USGSEarthquakes, MegaQuakes, and the Movies
discussion about facts versus fantasies
EarthScopeEarthScope Resources for Students & Teachers
Animations, online lectures, visualizations and more, mostly from IRIS.
USGSEQs on the Surface (PDF)
use topo maps, seismicity maps, and fault maps to understand the connection between the surface features, locations of EQs and mapped faults
Univ. of LeedsFaults
Photos and graphics of fault types
Basic explanation for what a focal mechanism is, and how to interpret them.
JPL/NASAGarlock Fault Fly-Over
Virtual fly-over of the Garlock fault. Will download a .mov file.
Earth Science AustraliaGeological Processes & Structures
animations of various types
USGSGround Shaking Animations
Simulations of earthquake ruptures that were run on the supercomputers at Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research
How Stuff WorksHow Earthquakes Work
Description of the basics
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.
USGSPBJ Fault (PDF)
demonstrate the different types of faults with a PBJ sandwich, and then eat it double-decker
Univ. of OregonPhotos of Faults and Fault Zone Features
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.
JPL/NASASan Andreas Fault Fly-Over
virtual fly-over of the San Andreas Fault
USGSSan Andreas Fault, The
overview of the San Andreas Fault, online USGS general interest publication
PBSSavage Earth, The
slick presentation of the earthquake basics with great graphics and animations
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)SCEC Communication, Education and Outreach
Many excellent resources for Public Education and Preparedness, K-14 Earthquake Education, and Experiential Learning and Career Advancement. Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country downloadable booklets for learning about earthquake hazards and safety recommendations in many different languages and for many different areas of the United States.
USGSSea-Floor Spreading and Subduction, How to Build a Model Illustrating
Three-dimensional, cut-and-paste paper model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction.
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGSSouthern California Earthquakes, Faults, Photos & Rupture Movies
all things "earthquake" in southern California
USGS Open-File Report 98-767 (online)
USGSTeacher's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area Geophysics Maps
USGS Open File Report 95-479 (online)
Institute for Crustal StudiesTectonic Geomorphology: Figures
Figures from the book "Tectonic Geomorphology" by Douglas W. Burbank and Robert S. Anderson
USGSTohoku, Japan 2011 M9.0 Educational Slides
Educational slides for the 2011 Tohoku,Japan M9.0 Earthquake.
The Why FilesUnderstanding Quakes
description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey
USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)Wallace Creek Interpretive Trail Guide
Interactive online trail guide to Wallace Creek site on the San Andreas Fault