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A Comparison of Two Bay Area Earthquakes: 1989 v. 1906 — Investigate the shaking intensity and magnitude of these two earthquakes.

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Intensity
  • Lessons online
  • Magnitudes
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconGraphics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School

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)
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

California Subduction Rocks — A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California.

About Geology
  • Crustal deformation
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Plate tectonics
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Creep Evidence of Active Faulting — Information about creep on faults, and specifically the Hayward fault.

USGS
  • Plate tectonics
  • Crustal deformation
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquake Country Alliance — Earthquake preparedness for California

Earthquake Country Alliance
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Earthquake Preparedness - San Andreas - The Movie, California Reality or Hollywood Fiction? — Focus on California Earthquake Preparedness for Teachers and Students

California Emergency Management Agency
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt Online Companion — links related to subjects covered in book

W.H. Freeman & Co.
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Magnitudes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Prediction
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • College

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
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Hazards
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • Magnitudes
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Faultline:Seismic Science at the Epicenter — lots of resources, information, activities and graphics concerning earthquakes in California

Exploratorium
  • Basics
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Garlock Fault Fly-Over — Virtual fly-over of the Garlock fault. Will download a .mov file.

JPL/NASA
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College
  • Middle School

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
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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.

USGS
  • Paleoseismology
  • Geology
  • Books
  • Trenching
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • College
  • High School

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - NCA edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness in northern California

USGS & many other organizations
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Hazards
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • Magnitudes
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience

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

San Andreas Fault Fly-Over — virtual fly-over of the San Andreas Fault

JPL/NASA
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

San Andreas Fault, The — overview of the San Andreas Fault, online USGS general interest publication

USGS
  • Basics
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Southern California Earthquakes, Faults, Photos & Rupture Movies — all things "earthquake" in southern California

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGS
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College
  • Middle School

Teacher's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area Geophysics Maps — USGS Open File Report 95-479 (online)

USGS
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Education resources
  • Seismicity
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School

The Parkfield, California Earthquake Experiment — Information about past earthquakes and current monitoring efforts.

USGS
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Parkfield
  • Prediction
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Seismicity
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Societal Effects
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Plate tectonics
  • Parkfield
  • Paleoseismology
  • Geology
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Crustal deformation
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Tsunamis — Basic science of tsunamis, preparedness, and focus on California and historical information.

California Geological Survey
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Uncovering the San Andreas Fault (PDF) — Earthquake Trail: What Makes the Geology of Point Reyes National Seashore So Special?

National Park Service
  • Geology
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Wallace Creek Interpretive Trail Guide — Interactive online trail guide to Wallace Creek site on the San Andreas Fault

USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College