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  • Can It Happen Here? — Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States? (USGS)
  • 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.)
  • Earthquake Education Services — lesson plans, information on Wasatch Front (Univ. of Utah)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Hazards 101, Earthquake — The basics of how the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Maps are made. (USGS)
  • 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)
  • Natural Hazards Center — resources concerning hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness (University of Colorado)
  • Natural Hazards Data, Images and Education — Data, images, kids quizzes, and maps from geologic hazards as well as slide shows available for order (NOAA)
  • New Madrid Seismic Zone — A collection of information about the region, the historical seismicity, and the hazards. (USGS)
  • Podcasts by USGS about Earthquakes — Collection of USGS CoreCasts (audio) about a variety of earthquake topics and issues. (USGS)
  • Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Central US edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness in the Central US (USGS)
  • Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - NCA edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness in northern California (USGS & many other organizations)
  • Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Utah edition — Earthquakes and prepardeness in Utah (Utah Seismic Safety Commission)
  • 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))
  • 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 (USGS)
  • 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)

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