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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
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Societal Effects
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • General Audience
  • College
  • High School
  • Middle School

Animation of P, S & Surface Waves — Seismic wave animations, requires Adobe Shockwave Player

San Diego State Univ.
  • Seismic waves
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience

Be a Hero: Kid's - ready.gov — Activities and materials aimed at making kids more aware of hazard preparedness

FEMA
  • Basics
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

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)
  • Societal Effects
  • Site response
  • Shaking
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • College
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school

Discover Our Earth — Portal for teachers and students for learn the basics about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, topography, and sea level changes.

USGS & DLESE
  • Plate tectonics
  • Lessons online
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Earth Like a Puzzle — Plate tectonics basics.

Scripps
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquake Practice Quiz — online quiz

Florida Intl. Univ.
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Quiz — online quiz

Univ. of Houston
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

EarthScope Resources for Students & Teachers — Animations, online lectures, visualizations and more, mostly from IRIS.

EarthScope
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Lessons online
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismic waves
  • Seismicity
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • College
  • Elementary school
  • High School
  • Middle School

Geology Animations, Interactive Exercises, and now... Songs! — Animations of geological processes.

Univ. of Kentucky
  • Plate tectonics
  • Geology
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Geophysics Course Resources on the Internet — list of online course resources for undergraduate and graduate levels

Univ. of Houston
  • Basics
  • Geology
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • College

Global Earthquake Explorer, The — easy tool for non-seismologists to retrieve, display and analyze seismic data

Univ. of South Carolina, IRIS
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

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
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Earth structure
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earthquake facts
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Seismic waves
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Hazards
  • Shaking
  • Seismicity
  • Plate tectonics
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • Elementary school
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Jules Verne Voyager and Jules Verne Voyager, Jr. — an interactive map tool that enables students and scientists to better understand the relationships between geophysical and geological processes, structures, and measurements with high-precision GPS data. These are Javascript based tools.

UNAVCO
  • Seismicity
  • Plate tectonics
  • Maps
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Kid's Earthquake Questions & Answers — kids' questions answered by scientists

Dromore National School, Republic of Ireland & USGS
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • Elementary school

Kid's Hazards Quiz — short quiz on preparedness and where earthquakes occur

NOAA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • Middle School

Learn About Quakes & Get Prepared — Information, activities, interactive games, and puzzles

Assoc. of Bay Area Govts.(ABAG)
  • Basics
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School

Listening to Earthquakes — music and earthquakes have something in common!

USGS
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker — Push your mouse around to move continents and change the landscape

PBS
  • Basics
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Natural Hazards Data, Images and Education — Data, images, kids quizzes, and maps from geologic hazards as well as slide shows available for order

NOAA
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Hazards
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Online Wordsearch Puzzles — Interactive wordsearch puzzles with earthquake-related words

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Plate Tectonics — Interactive tutorial with easy-to-understand images and some multi-media.

The Geological Society - UK
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Plate Tectonics Activities — Games, quiz

Quia
  • Basics
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconFun & Games
  • Elementary school

San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek — Interactive, 360 degree panorama of the San Andreas Fault. Aerial photos of the fault taken from a kite.

USGS
  • Crustal deformation
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Geology
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

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.

Carleton College
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • Elementary school
  • High School
  • Middle School

Seismic Waves — demonstration on different types of seismic waves

Aspire
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

Shake, Rattle, and Slide — Lessons, activities, and slide shows about earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.

University of Illinois Extension
  • Basics
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

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
  • Magnitudes
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

The Wave that Shook the World — Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.

PBS-NOVA
  • Books
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Lessons online
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School

Try It Yourself Calculator — How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake?

USGS
  • Magnitudes
  • iconInfo
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Tsunami — Interactive presentation covering the science of tsunamis, preparedness, research, and historical tsunamis.

Woods Hole
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College
  • Middle School

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
  • Plate tectonics
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Virtual Earthquake & Other Labs — you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude

Calstate LA
  • Seismic waves
  • Magnitudes
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Geology
  • Education resources
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Virtual Earthquake Engineering — interactive demonstration of the effects of earthquake retrofitting

S. Illinois Univ.
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College