Advanced Earthquake Topic Search
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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|
A Comparison of Two Bay Area Earthquakes: 1989 v. 1906 — Investigate the shaking intensity and magnitude of these two earthquakes.
About Earthquakes — basics about earthquakes
|University of Washington|
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.
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?
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|
California Subduction Rocks — A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California.
Can It Happen Here? — Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States?
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)|
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
Continents in Collision: Pangea Ultima — Short news piece with images
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.
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
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 Booms, Seneca Guns, and Other Sounds — An examination of strange and unexplained sounds that are sometimes heard accompanying earthquakes.
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 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, 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.
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|
Flinn-Engdahl Regions — description of regions used to identify locations of earthquakes world-wide
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
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
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|
Historical Earthquake Theories — collection of historical earthquake theories and myths
|Univ. of Vienna|
How Earthquakes Work — Description of the basics
|How Stuff Works|
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
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|
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
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.
Magnitude versus Intensity Lesson (PDF) — classroom lesson to teach the difference between earthquake magnitude and earthquake intensities
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 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 Seismic Zone — A collection of information about the region, the historical seismicity, and the hazards.
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.
|Univ. of Oregon|
Plate Tectonics — Interactive tutorial with easy-to-understand images and some multi-media.
|The Geological Society - UK|
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|
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)|
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
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|
Severity of an Earthquake, The — measuring earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication
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)
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.
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics — excellent comprehensive overview of plate tectonics with excellent graphics, online USGS general interest publication
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|
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! - Tsunamis Past and Present — Basics about tsunamis, information about preparedness, and links to additional resources.
|Univ. of Washington|
Tsunamis — short news piece with images
|The Why Files|
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 Quakes — description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey
|The Why Files|
UPSeis Seismology Questions Answered — magnitudes, research, locations, seismic waves, and all the basics explained, as well as preparedness and hazards
|UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan|
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.|
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)|