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1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire — An online exhibit of information and images from the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Societal Effects
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience

1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Visualizations — This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the earthquake and fire.

Carleton College/NAGT materials
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Modeling
  • Lessons online
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Societal Effects
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Geology
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience
  • College
  • High School

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

Building a Shake Table — discussion and lesson plans

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Shaking
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • College

Can It Happen Here? — Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States?

USGS
  • Tsunamis
  • Societal Effects
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Prediction
  • Hazards
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Chile (02/27/2010) Educational Slide Set — Educational slideset for the 02/27/2010 Chile Earthquake( Download PDF)

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Intensity
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • High School

Digital 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.

TASA Graphic Arts
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Intensity
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • Magnitudes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Prediction
  • Seismic waves
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • High School

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!

Purdue Univ.
  • Shaking
  • Seismic waves
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Plate tectonics
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Lessons online
  • Intensity
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Hazards
  • Geology
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elementary school
  • College

Earthquake 101 Powerpoint Slideshow Download — a complete PowerPoint show for the basics

USGS
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earth structure
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Basics
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Maps
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earthquake Booms, Seneca Guns, and Other Sounds — An examination of strange and unexplained sounds that are sometimes heard accompanying earthquakes.

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School

Earthquake Effects in Kobe, Japan — discussion and lots of photos and images of the effects of the Kobe, Japan earthquake

Univ. of Nevada, Reno
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Basics
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Hazards
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earthquake Facts & Earthquake Fantasy — Companion to "Earthquakes, Megaquakes, and the Movies"

USGS
  • Societal Effects
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Myths
  • Earthquake facts
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Earthquake Hazards on the Island of Hawaii — summary of earthquake hazards in Hawaii

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

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.

USGS
  • Basics
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Hazards
  • Paleoseismology
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Seismic waves
  • Trenching
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquake 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

Berkeley
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Trenching
  • Societal Effects
  • Shaking
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Paleoseismology
  • Modeling
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquake Visualizations — Animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.

Carleton College/NAGT materials
  • Tsunamis
  • Seismic waves
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • General Audience
  • High School

Earthquakes — general overview of earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Basics
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Prediction
  • Seismicity
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earthquakes, MegaQuakes, and the Movies — discussion about facts versus fantasies

USGS
  • Societal Effects
  • Shaking
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Prediction
  • Plate tectonics
  • Myths
  • Magnitudes
  • Forces
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

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

Educational slides for the M7.0 January 12, 2010 and M8.8 February 27, 2010 Chile earthquakes — Details on the rupture of the two earthquakes, the shaking distribution, aftershock zone, estimated fatality numbers, and comparisons between the two.Slides with notes

USGS
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Education resources
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Intensity
  • Modeling
  • Plate tectonics
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School

Great 1906 Earthquake & Fires of San Francisco, The — Documentation of the event, the devastation, and the social and economic impacts through a collection of scholarly research, personal anecdotes, and historical photographs

MCEER
  • Societal Effects
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Groundwater Effects from Earthquakes — A description of the potential effects of earthquakes on groundwater and wells.

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Societal Effects
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Hazards 101, Earthquake — The basics of how the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Maps are made.

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Forces
  • Hazards
  • Shaking
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • College

High Quality Earthquake Animations — Simulations of earthquake ruptures that were run on the supercomputers at Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Modeling
  • Seismic waves
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

InsideDisaster - The Haiti Earthquake — wholistic view of the effects and response to the Haiti earthquake, both scientific and societal

PTV Productions
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Societal Effects
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Living in Earthquake Country-Teaching Box — Explores how and why earthquakes cause damage, 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.

DLESE
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Hazards
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • Intensity
  • Lessons online
  • Magnitudes
  • Prediction
  • Seismic waves
  • Societal Effects
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School

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.

DLESE
  • Basics
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Geology
  • Intensity
  • Lessons online
  • Magnitudes
  • Parkfield
  • Seismic waves
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • Middle School

Podcasts by USGS about Earthquakes — Collection of USGS CoreCasts (audio) about a variety of earthquake topics and issues.

USGS
  • Basics
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earthquake facts
  • Prediction
  • Societal Effects
  • Seismic waves
  • Hazards
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Central US edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness in the Central US

USGS
  • Maps
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Hazards
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earthquake facts
  • Books
  • Basics
  • New Madrid Seismic Zone
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - SCA edition — Earthquakes and preparedness in southern California

USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Maps
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Hazards
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earthquake facts
  • Books
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Utah edition — Earthquakes and prepardeness in Utah

Utah Seismic Safety Commission
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Hazards
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • Magnitudes
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

QuakeSmart — Risk awareness and mitigation information for businesses.

QuakeSmart
  • Societal Effects
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconInfo
  • 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

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 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

Tohoku, Japan 2011 M9.0 Educational Slides — Educational slides for the 2011 Tohoku,Japan M9.0 Earthquake ( PDF version

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Intensity
  • Plate tectonics
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • High School

Tsunamis — short news piece with images

The Why Files
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Understanding Quakes — description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey

The Why Files
  • Basics
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Hazards
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Maps
  • Plate tectonics
  • Prediction
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

UPSeis Seismology Questions Answered — magnitudes, research, locations, seismic waves, and all the basics explained, as well as preparedness and hazards

UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan
  • Basics
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Hazards
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College