Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)Animations & Interactive Animations of Seismology Fundamentals
animations illustrating the fundamentals of earthquakes and seismology
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
About GeologyCalifornia Subduction Rocks
A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California.
USGSChile (02/27/2010) Educational Slide Set
Educational slideset for the 02/27/2010 Chile Earthquake( Download PDF)
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.
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
a complete PowerPoint show for the basics
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.
BerkeleyEarthquake Videos and Animations
a wide variety of videos created by the Berkeley outreach team, which include earthquake simulations, earthquake safety videos, and presentations by their seismologists
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
W.W. Norton and CompanyEssentials of Geology Animations
A collection of animations describing concepts of geology
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
Earth Science AustraliaGeological Processes & Structures
animations of various types
USGSHigh Quality Earthquake 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
Houghton Mifflin Company College DivisionInside Geology - Chapter 9: Folds, Faults and Mountains
companion webpages to the book chapter; links to numerous topical class lectures, web sites, references, news items, organizations, and glossaries
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGSInvestigating Earthquakes Through Regional Seismicity
excellent graphics, animations and activities
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.
Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)MegaQuakes/Earthquake Simulator
dial up an earthquake and see the results
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
Univ. of Nevada, RenoPlate Tectonics, Their Cause
graphics and brief summary
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
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
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 ( PDF version
StanfordTour of San Andreas Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area
virtual field trip
Stanford Exploration ProjectTour of the Calavaras Fault
virtual field trip
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
USGSWhere are the Fault Lines in the United States East of the Rocky Mountains?
Information on where the fault lines are in states east of the Rocky Mountains.