100% Chance of an Earthquake — Earthquake statistics.
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire — An interactive online exhibit of information, maps, images, and personal accounts from the 1906 earthquake and fire.
|Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley|
7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business (PDF) — How to prepare your business for an earthquake
|USGS, SCEC & many other organizations|
A Comparison of Two Bay Area Earthquakes: 1989 v. 1906 — Investigate the shaking intensity and magnitude of these two earthquakes.
ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information — Information and maps about liquefaction, faults, and landslides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
|Assoc. of Bay Area Govts. (ABAG)|
About Earthquakes — basics about earthquakes
|University of Washington|
American Red Cross — Emergency response organization that provides disaster relief
|American Red Cross|
Animation of P, S & Surface Waves — Seismic wave animations, requires Adobe Shockwave Player
|San Diego State Univ.|
Animations for Earthquake Terms and Concepts — Flash animations illustrating basic earthquake terms and concepts.
Animations Illustrating Simple Wave Propagation Concepts — propagation, reflection, refraction, standing waves
Are You Ready? — Includes resources and best practices
Be a Hero: Kid's - ready.gov — Activities and materials aimed at making kids more aware of hazard preparedness
Become an Earthquake Scientist — What does a geophysicist do? What do you need to study in school to become a geophysicist? What are the opportunities?
Bigger 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.
Birth of the Himalayas — brief description of the origin of the Himalaya Mountains
Brief History of Seismology to 1910 — Brief description of history of seismology
|UC Santa Barbara|
BSL Outreach — Wonderful diverse collection of videos and animations, as well as links to lesson plans and educational resources.
|Berkeley Seismology Lab|
Building Safety and Preparedness — Disaster planning toolkit for the home and small business.
|Institute for Business & Home Safety|
California Seismic Safety Commission — Focus on the California
|California Seismic Safety Commission|
California Subduction Rocks — A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California.
Can Animals Sense Earthquakes? — The belief that animals can predict earthquakes has been around for centuries...
Can It Happen Here? — Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States?
Casualty (Fatality) Totals, A Note About — One-pager explaining why the numbers vary on different list.
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)
|Seismological Society of America (SSA)|
CDC (Center for Disease Control) Emergency Preparedness & Response — Earthquakes and other emergencies
|Center for Disease Control (CDC)|
Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium — Information about earthquakes in the central U.S.
|Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)|
Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters — Teachers guide to helping children deal with disasters
|Univ of Illinois Extension|
Chile 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.Slides with notes
Citizen Corps - Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) — Educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Coastal and Marine Geology Program — Coastal geologic hazards and catastrophic events research including tsunami information.
Continents in Collision: Pangea Ultima — Short news piece with images
Continents on the Move — How do we know that continents are still moving?
Cool Earthquake Facts — fascinating earthquake facts
Coquimbo, Chile M8.3 Educational Slides — Educational slides for the M8.3 Coquimbo, Chile M8.3 earthquake.
Creep Evidence of Active Faulting — Information about creep on faults, and specifically the Hayward fault.
Darfield, New Zealand Earthquake (09/03/2010) and its Aftershocks, Including the 02/21/2011 Christchurch Event Educational Slides — Educational slideset for the 09/03/2010 Darfield, New Zealand Earthquake and its Aftershocks, Including the 02/21/2011 Christchurch Event (Download PDF)
Demonstrations of Geophysical Principles Applicable to the Properties and Processes of the Earth's Interior — demonstrations with photos and graphics
Determining the Depth of an Earthquake — brief discussion on depths of earthquakes
Digital Library for Earth Science Education — Searchable database of educational earth science resources for all grade levels.
Disaster Preparedness for Pets — Steps and checklists to help care for pets during emergencies.
|Humane Society of the United States|
DisasterAssistance.gov — Access to disaster help and resources.
Discover Our Earth — Portal for teachers and students for learn the basics about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, topography, and sea level changes.
|USGS & DLESE|
Downloadable Animations — Animation clips and other geo-educational items
|UC Santa Barbara|
Early History of Seismometry (to 1900), The — history of various instruments throughout the history of seismology
Earth Like a Puzzle — Plate tectonics basics.
Earth 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
|Univ. of Wisconsin|
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!
Earth Science Explorer — virtual museum
Earth's Crust, The — how thick is the Earth's crust?
Earthquake — Details about what parts of the home are most vulnerable and how you can protect yourself (PDF)
|Institute for Business and Home Safety|
Earthquake "Top 10" Lists — Deadly earthquakes, damaging EQs, EQ density maps, world and US statistics, historical EQ lists, largest EQ lists, last EQ in..., significant EQ catalogs, seismicity maps of the world and US.
Earthquake ABC: A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings — by kids for kids, with a special section for parents and teachers
Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness — Focus on Seaside, OR, but useful for anyone within a tsunami risk zone.
|City of Seaside, Oregon|
Earthquake Booms, Seneca Guns, and Other Sounds — An examination of strange and unexplained sounds that are sometimes heard accompanying earthquakes.
Earthquake Country Alliance — Earthquake preparedness for California
|Earthquake Country Alliance|
Earthquake Education Services — lesson plans, information on Wasatch Front
|Univ. of Utah|
Earthquake Facts & Earthquake Fantasy — Companion to "Earthquakes, Megaquakes, and the Movies"
Earthquake Hazards on the Island of Hawaii — summary of earthquake hazards in Hawaii
Earthquake Monitoring — explore the history behind earthquake monitoring; list of additional readings and links also included
Earthquake Practice Quiz — online quiz
|Florida Intl. Univ.|
Earthquake Prediction, Societal Implications — Technical paper
|Journal Reviews of Geophysics|
Earthquake Preparedness - San Andreas - The Movie, California Reality or Hollywood Fiction? — Focus on California Earthquake Preparedness for Teachers and Students
|California Emergency Management Agency|
Earthquake Quartet #1 — USGS seismologist Andrew Michael explores both music and audio playbacks of the earth shaking and finds new ways to learn about the earth, earthquakes, musical instruments and music.
Earthquake Quiz — online quiz
|Univ. of Houston|
Earthquake 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.
Earthquake Visualizations — Visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about various geophysics topics. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps and globes, as well as numerous illustrations and photos.
|Carleton College/NAGT materials|
Earthquakes — general overview of earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication
Earthquakes — PodCasts, presentations and fact sheets on the basics of earthquakes.
|The Geological Society|
Earthquakes — Information on the basics of earthquakes.
|British Geological Survey|
Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt Online Companion — links related to subjects covered in book
|W.H. Freeman & Co.|
Earthquakes in Oklahoma — Research, regulations, updates and news items related to Oklahoma’s recent earthquakes, and earthquake preparedness information
|The Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment|
Earthquakes, MegaQuakes, and the Movies — discussion about facts versus fantasies
Earthquakes: Seismic Destruction — links to photos of earthquake effects and tsunami effects
EarthScope Resources for Students & Teachers — Animations, online lectures, visualizations and more, mostly from IRIS.
Echando 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.
|USGS & many other organizations|
Educational Activities — Origami, building models, historical seismologists
|New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Resources|
EQs 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
Evidence for Plate Tectonics-Teaching Box — Collection of interrelated learn concepts that focuses on finding the evidence for plate tectonics using digital resources, education standards, and comprehensive lesson plans.
Explore Nature - Plate Tectonics — excellent presentation with vivid graphics
|USGS & U.S. National Park Service|
Faces of the Earth — 4 videos: Building the Planet, Shaping the Planet, Assembling America, A Human World
|AGI - American Geosciences Institute|
Faultline:Seismic Science at the Epicenter — lots of resources, information, activities and graphics concerning earthquakes in California
Faults — Photos and graphics of fault types
|Univ. of Leeds|
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — US federal government agency dedicated to responding to disasters.
Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies — Humanitarian organization that carries out relief efforts to assist victims of disasters.
|Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies|
FEMA Earthquake Information — Includes resources and best practices
FEMA: When Disaster Strikes - Protect Your Pets — Learn the best ways to provide for your pets during an emergency
Flinn-Engdahl Regions — description of regions used to identify locations of earthquakes world-wide
Focal Mechanisms — Basic explanation for what a focal mechanism is, and how to interpret them.
Garlock Fault Fly-Over — Virtual fly-over of the Garlock fault. Will download a .mov file.
Geological Online Exhibits — geologic time scale, plate tectonics animation, and more!
|UC Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley|
Geological Processes & Structures — animations of various types
|Earth Science Australia|
Geology Animations, Interactive Exercises, and now... Songs! — Animations of geological processes.
|Univ. of Kentucky|
Geology Central — links to resources for Geology and Geophysics
Geophysics Course Resources on the Internet — list of online course resources for undergraduate and graduate levels
|Univ. of Houston|
Global Earthquake Explorer, The — easy tool for non-seismologists to retrieve, display and analyze seismic data
|Univ. of South Carolina, IRIS|
Ground Shaking Animations — Simulations of earthquake ruptures that were run on the supercomputers at Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research
Groundwater Effects from Earthquakes — A description of the potential effects of earthquakes on groundwater and wells.
GSA Free Teacher Resources — A good resource for educators that includes lesson plans, info on state standards, awards, and reading suggestions
|Geological Society of America|
Hazards 101, Earthquake — The basics of how the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Maps are made.
Hilo Tsunami Museum — The goal of the Pacific Tsunami Museum is to promote public tsunami education for the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Region. The museum will also preserve the social and cultural history of Hawaii and promote economic development on the island of Hawaii as well as statewide. The museum will serve as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in past tsunami events.
|Pacific Tsunami Museum|
Historical Earthquake Theories — collection of historical earthquake theories and myths
|Univ. of Vienna|
How Earthquakes Work — Description of the basics
|How Stuff Works|
How You Can Strengthen Your Home for the Next Big Earthquake in the Los Angeles Area — Easy Low-Cost Ways to Help Reduce the Risk of Damage to Your Hom. (PDF)
|City of Los Angeles|
Human Wave (PDF) — learn about the motions of P & S waves with a fun participating exercise
Ideas for Activities Using Live Seismograms — Ideas for how to use real-time earthquake information in the classroom
|USGS Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory|
InsideDisaster - The Haiti Earthquake — wholistic view of the effects and response to the Haiti earthquake, both scientific and societal
International Tsunami Information Centre — General and technical information, maps, and links to warning centers.
IRIS Education Resources — A multitude of educational resources for earthquake science, from visualizations and animations, to lessons and educational software. Awesome!
|IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology|
Is the reliable prediction of individual earthquakes a realistic scientific goal? — Seven-week debate involving many authors and their views
|Journal of Nature|
Kid's Earthquake Questions & Answers — kids' questions answered by scientists
|Dromore National School, Republic of Ireland & USGS|
Kid's Hazards Quiz — short quiz on preparedness and where earthquakes occur
Large Plate Puzzle (PDF) — cut a large world map into puzzle pieces along plate boundaries, students discuss individually land then for the whole map after the class puts pieces together; simple but powerful, discussion Q/A included
Late Night Musings of an Earthquake Seismologist — USGS Scientist Paul A. Reasenberg candidly discusses earthquake preparedness.
Learn About Quakes & Get Prepared — Information, activities, interactive games, and puzzles
|Assoc. of Bay Area Govts.(ABAG)|
Listening to Earthquakes — music and earthquakes have something in common!
Living 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.
Living On Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Northern California — A collection of preparedness guides for earthquakes and tsunamis especially for the Northern Coast of California
|Humboldt State Univ, Dept of Geology|
Living with Earthquakes in Nevada: A Nevadan's Guide — This guide and many other preparedness-related information especially for Nevada.
|Univ. of Nevada Seismological Lab|
Magnitude / Intensity Comparison — Explains the difference between magnitude and intensity.
Magnitude versus Intensity Lesson (PDF) — classroom lesson to teach the difference between earthquake magnitude and earthquake intensities
MARGINS Mini-Lesson Collection — Mini-lessons, powerpoint presentations, research nuggets and more, focussed on continental margins and plate tectonics.
|MARGINS - Lamont-Doherty|
Measuring the Size of an Earthquake — How the size of an earthquake is measured.
Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, The — A description of the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.
Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker — Push your mouse around to move continents and change the landscape
Musical Plates — use realtime data to plot earthquakes and solve problems
|New Jersey Networking Infrastructure in Education|
Natural Hazards Center — resources concerning hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness
|University of Colorado|
Natural Hazards Data, Images and Education — Data, images, kids quizzes, and maps from geologic hazards as well as slide shows available for order
Nepal Earthquake Sequence Educational Slides — (17MB PDF)
New Madrid Earthquakes 1811 - 1812 — Accounts of the large earthquakes that occurred in the New Madrid area in 1811 - 1812.
New Madrid Seismic Zone — A collection of information about the region, the historical seismicity, and the hazards.
Northern Sumatra M9.0 - December 26, 2004 FAQs — FAQs about one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded
Online Wordsearch Puzzles — Interactive wordsearch puzzles with earthquake-related words
Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center — Tsunami and earthquake research at the USGS.
Paleoseismology and the Hayward Fault — How paleoseismology is revealing information about the Hayward fault and its past. New technology being used. Photos from the Tule Pond trench on the Hayward fault.
Papers from an NAS Colloquium on Earthquake Prediction — Excellent collection of downloadable papers
|National Academy of Sciences|
PBJ Fault (PDF) — demonstrate the different types of faults with a PBJ sandwich, and then eat it double-decker
|Univ. of Oregon|
Pillowcase Project, The — The Pillowcase Project is designed for use with 3rd graders, age 8-9. The program has been reviewed by 3rd grade teachers and tailored to 3rd grade reading skills and learning abilities. The program may be adapted for use with students in 2nd and 4th grade.
|American Red Cross|
Plate Tectonics — Interactive tutorial with easy-to-understand images and some multi-media.
|The Geological Society - UK|
Plate Tectonics Activities — Games, quiz
Podcasts by USGS about Earthquakes — Collection of USGS CoreCasts (audio) about a variety of earthquake topics and issues.
Preparedness in Alaska — Links to preparedness information for earthquakes and tsunamis for Alaska residents.
|Earthquake Science Center, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks|
Protect Your Pets in an Emergency — Help ensure your pet's safety during an earthquake.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes — in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean
|USGS & many other organizations|
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Central US edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness in the Central US
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - NCA edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness in northern California
|USGS & many other organizations|
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Utah edition — Earthquakes and prepardeness in Utah
|Utah Seismic Safety Commission|
Quakeinfo.org — Things you can do around your house to prepare for an earthquake
Ray Tracing Animations — animations for various earth models and types of seismic reflections and refractions
Recommended Reading about Earthquakes for Kids and Adults — list of books
Remote-Sensing Seismic Activities — you are the planner, and you have to consider the earthquake hazards and risks
|Montgomery Cty Public Schools|
Rock'n on Shakey Ground (4MB PDF) — The basics of earthquake science written especially for the elementary school level.
|USGS & Green Frog News|
San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek — Interactive, 360 degree panorama of the San Andreas Fault. Aerial photos of the fault taken from a kite.
San Andreas Fault Fly-Over — virtual fly-over of the San Andreas Fault
San Andreas Fault, The — overview of the San Andreas Fault, online USGS general interest publication
Savage Earth, The — slick presentation of the earthquake basics with great graphics and animations
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.
|Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)|
Schoolyard Geology — Online lesson plans with photos and images. Excellent geologic activities you can do anywhere! Education standards info included.
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) — Whether you're an undergraduate faculty member or a K-12 science teacher our suite of partner projects have materials you can use today. Connect with a community of peers as they share what really works in their classrooms.
Science Fair Project Ideas — specific projects with directions and ideas
Science of Earthquakes, The — brief and basic earthquake science concepts
Sea-Floor Spreading and Subduction, How to Build a Model Illustrating — Three-dimensional, cut-and-paste paper model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction.
Seismic Seiches — Description and history of seismic seiches.
Seismic seiches from the March 1964 Alaska earthquake — Seismic Seiches from the March 1964 Alaska Earthquake
|Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys|
Seismic Waves — graphics to explain different types of seismic waves
|UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan|
Seismic Waves — demonstration on different types of seismic waves
Seismographs: Keeping Track of Earthquakes — brief description on how seismographs work to locate earthquakes
Seismology Teaching Resources — Educational page with seismo links, diagrams, animations, and other teaching resources.
|Arizona State University|
Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure, An Introduction to — online companion to the textbook by Seth Stein and Michael Wysession with electronic versions of all images and access to homework problems and solutions; also includes errata
Severity of an Earthquake, The — measuring earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication
SF72 — Preparedness information targeted at the San Francisco area.
|San Francisco Department of Emergency Management|
Shake, Rattle, and Slide — Lessons, activities, and slide shows about earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.
|University of Illinois Extension|
Shakes & Quakes — Legos and earthquakes
|Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)|
Shaking 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.
Southern California Earthquakes, Faults, Photos & Rupture Movies — all things "earthquake" in southern California
|Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGS|
Table-Top Earthquakes — USGS Open-File Report 98-767 (online)
Teacher's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area Geophysics Maps — USGS Open File Report 95-479 (online)
Tectonic Geomorphology: Figures — Figures from the book "Tectonic Geomorphology" by Douglas W. Burbank and Robert S. Anderson
|Institute for Crustal Studies|
The Parkfield, California Earthquake Experiment — Information about past earthquakes and current monitoring efforts.
The Physics of Tsunamis — Explains the mechanisms of tsunami generation and propagation.
|Univ. of Washington|
The Richter Scale — An interactive demonstration of calculating the magnitude of an earthquake based on amplitude and S and P wave locations
|Scripps Institution of Oceanography|
The Wave that Shook the World — Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.
Theory of the Earth — online book on the science of earthquakes
Theory of the Earth, The New — This is the only book on the whole landscape of deep Earth processes that ties together all the strands of the subdisciplines. This book is a complete update of Anderson’s Theory of the Earth (1989).
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics — excellent comprehensive overview of plate tectonics with excellent graphics, online USGS general interest publication
This Dynamic Planet — World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics
Today in Earthquake History — what happened today in earthquake history
Tracing earthquakes: seismology in the classroom — Reconstructing an ancient Chinese seismograph, a simple wave machine, and investigating earthquake-proof buildings.
|Science in School|
Transforming California: Landforms of the San Andreas Fault — PowerPoint presentation of digital images (60.7 Mb) exploring the landforms found along the San Andreas Fault. Designed for classroom use with a complementing narrative for each slide. One of the many Earthtrip Virtual Field Trips to explore.
|Paleontological Research Institution|
Travel Time Curves — travel time graph for seismic waves
Try It Yourself Calculator — How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake?
Tsunami — Interactive presentation covering the science of tsunamis, preparedness, research, and historical tsunamis.
Tsunami Education — Links to educational materials, warning centers.
Tsunami Hazard Mitigation — Information about tsunamis that may save your life. Material excerpted from "Tsunami! The Great Waves"
|Univ. of Washington|
Tsunami Preparedness Guidebook — Downloadable PDF and additional links to tsunami preparedness websites.
Tsunami! — Site provides general information about tsunamis, their causes and history as well as what to do in case of a tsunami.
|University of Washington by the Department of Earth and Space Sciences|
Tsunami! - Tsunamis Past and Present — Basics about tsunamis, information about preparedness, and links to additional resources.
|Univ. of Washington|
Tsunami: The Great Waves — Basic information about the basics of tsunamis.
|International Tsunami Information Center|
Tsunamis — short news piece with images
|The Why Files|
Tsunamis — Basic science of tsunamis, preparedness, and focus on California and historical information.
|California Geological Survey|
Tusnami Research Center — Tsunami research at USC.
|Univ. of Southern California|
Uncovering the San Andreas Fault (PDF) — Earthquake Trail: What Makes the Geology of Point Reyes National Seashore So Special?
|National Park Service|
Understanding Earthquakes — Brief history of seismology to 1910, earthquake and plate tectonic quizzes, earthquake accounts by famous people, elastic rebound animation, and links to addition resources.
|UC Santa Barbara|
Understanding Earthquakes Makes for Messy Science — Earthquake processes typically occur tens of miles below the Earth's surface and over geologic time, away from direct observation. Earthquake science, in particular, is often subject to interpretation and bias.
Understanding Quakes — description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey
|The Why Files|
Understanding Tsunamis — learn about tsunamis with a model
UPSeis Seismology Questions Answered — magnitudes, research, locations, seismic waves, and all the basics explained, as well as preparedness and hazards
|UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan|
US Agency for International Development — US agency set up to provide relief to other countries suffering from disaster
Virtual Earthquake & Other Labs — you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude
Virtual Earthquake Engineering — interactive demonstration of the effects of earthquake retrofitting
|S. Illinois Univ.|
Volcano World's Earth Science Lessons — Lots of great earth science lessons good for all ages, slide-style with color diagrams and photographs
|Oregon State University|
Wallace Creek Interpretive Trail Guide — Interactive online trail guide to Wallace Creek site on the San Andreas Fault
|USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)|
Watch Buildings Move During Earthquakes — Real videos of buildings shaking during real earthquakes, and some re-creations.
|American Geophysical Union (AGU)|
Who Dunit? and the Law of Superposition (PDF) — solve a crime, and then use those same skills to understand the Law of Superposition (older layers of the earth on bottom) with a fun WhoDunit? investigation and then use your skills to solve a geological mystery