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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)
  • 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)
  • Can It Happen Here? — Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States? (USGS)
  • 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)
  • Earthquake 101 Powerpoint Slideshow Download — a complete PowerPoint show for the basics (USGS)
  • Earthquakes, MegaQuakes, and the Movies — discussion about facts versus fantasies (USGS)
  • InsideDisaster - The Haiti Earthquake — wholistic view of the effects and response to the Haiti earthquake, both scientific and societal (PTV Productions)
  • 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)
  • Understanding Quakes — description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey (The Why Files)

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