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|
2020-2021 Alaska Peninsual Earthquake Sequence — An ArcGIS geonarrative Storymap describing the three earthquakes along the subduction zone off the south coast of Alaska in 2020 and 2021.
55-Story Tall Building Before and After Earthquake Retrofit — Science for Everyone article
7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business (PDF) — How to prepare your business for an earthquake
|USGS, SCEC & many other organizations|
A Possible Cause of Earthquakes in the Continental Interior — Plain-language summary of a 2018 research paper.
A Resilient Home Starts Here — Answer questions on a quiz and learn about the seismic safety of your house, apartment building, or mobile home.
|Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)|
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)|
About Earthquakes — basics about earthquakes
|University of Washington|
American Red Cross Earthquake Safety — Emergency response organization that provides disaster relief
|American Red Cross|
Ancient Earth Globe — View planet Earth at any time in the past 750 million years. Rotate the globe and zoom in and out. Shows how the tectonic plates have moved over time.
|The Dinosaur Database|
Animals & Earthquake Prediction — Can animals predict earthquakes? Can they sense shaking that humans can't. What are the facts about animals and earthquakes?
Animations for Earthquake Terms and Concepts — Flash animations illustrating basic earthquake terms and concepts.
Auroras and Earthquakes: Strange Companions — A Science for Everyone article: In a win-win situation for both seismologists and space physicists, a cheap magnetometer at a seismic station can result in better seismic data for earthquakes and also more geomagnetic data in real time for monitoring space weather.
Back to the Future on the San Andreas Fault — What does the science say? Where does the information come from? And what does it mean? Investigating past earthquakes to inform the future.
Be a Hero: Kid's - ready.gov — Activities and materials aimed at making kids more aware of hazard preparedness
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?
Birth of the Himalayas — brief description of the origin of the Himalaya Mountains
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 Seismic Safety Commission — Focus on the California
|California Seismic Safety Commission|
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)|
CDC (Center for Disease Control) Emergency Preparedness & Response — Earthquakes and other emergencies
|Center for Disease Control (CDC)|
Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium — Information about earthquakes in the central U.S.
|Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)|
Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters — Teachers guide to helping children deal with disasters
|Univ of Illinois Extension|
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.
Citizen Corps - Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) — Educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Collection of 3D Geometries for Global Subduction Zones — A plain language article about subduction zone models and how they help us understand large earthquakes.
Continents in Collision: Pangea Ultima — Short news piece with images
Continents on the Move — How do we know that continents are still moving?
Cool Earthquake Facts — fascinating earthquake facts
Coquimbo, Chile M8.3 Educational Slides — Educational slides for the M8.3 Coquimbo, Chile M8.3 earthquake.
Could the M7.1 Ridgecrest, CA Earthquake Sequence Trigger a Large Earthquake Nearby? — Two of the first questions that come to mind for anyone who just felt an earthquake are, ?Will there be another one?? and ?Will it be larger??.
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.
Deciphering Nature's Seismograph: How Sediments Record Past Earthquakes and Inform Future Hazard Assessments — An ArcGIS geo-narrative storymap that describes how scientists can learn about the approximate time and magnitude of past earthquakes by looking at how they are "recorded" in the sediments under the surface of the Earth.
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
Digging Into the Past on the Teton Fault — Follow the daily activities of a team of geologists and paleoseismologists as they dig a trench and collect data on the Teton Fault. (from a fieldwork blog September 15-21, 2017)
Digital Library for Earth Science Education — Searchable database of educational earth science resources for all grade levels.
Disaster Preparedness for Pets — Steps and checklists to help care for pets during emergencies.
|Humane Society of the United States|
DisasterAssistance.gov — Access to disaster help and resources.
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|
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 — Details about what parts of the home are most vulnerable and how you can protect yourself (PDF)
|Institute for Business and Home Safety|
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 and Tsunami Preparedness — Focus on Seaside, OR, but useful for anyone within a tsunami risk zone.
|City of Seaside, Oregon|
Earthquake Booms, Seneca Guns, and Other Sounds — An examination of strange and unexplained sounds that are sometimes heard accompanying earthquakes.
Earthquake Country Alliance — Earthquake preparedness for California
|Earthquake Country Alliance|
Earthquake Early Warning- Fine-Tuning for Best Alerts — The goal of an earthquake early warning (EEW) system is to provide an alert to people and automatic systems after an earthquake begins but before the shaking reaches their location. As the USGS and its partners are developing an EEW system, called ShakeAlert®, for the West Coast, the benefits, costs, capabilities, and limitations are being investigated. Two recent studies explored the timeliness and accuracy of alerts.
Earthquake Engineering Online Archive — The Earthquake Engineering Online Archive is a database of significant, publicly-funded research and development literature, photographs, data, and software in earthquake, structural, and geotechnical engineering. It includes full text for EERC, SEMM, and PEER reports published at UC Berkeley, the NISEE software library, and images from EQIIS.
|NISEE, Univ. of Berkeley|
Earthquake Facts & Earthquake Fantasy — Companion to "Earthquakes, Megaquakes, and the Movies"
Earthquake Footage — Videos from webcams, security cameras, and newsreels during the shaking from various earthquakes.
|American Geophysical Union|
Earthquake Magnitude, Energy Release, and Shaking Intensity — How the size of an earthquake is measured. The differences and relationships between magnitude, energy, and fault size is discussed and shown with images.
Earthquake Myths Debunked — Do you know what's fact and fiction when it comes to earthquakes? Is there really such a thing as "earthquake weather"? Do you know what to do to stay safe when the ground starts shaking? Caltech scientists debunk some of the most common myths surrounding seismic events on this video.
Earthquake Practice Quiz — online quiz
|Florida Intl. Univ.|
Earthquake Prediction, Societal Implications — Technical paper
|Journal Reviews of Geophysics|
Earthquake Preparedness - San Andreas - The Movie, California Reality or Hollywood Fiction? — Focus on California Earthquake Preparedness for Teachers and Students
|California Emergency Management Agency|
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 Science Timeline — A timeline showing the evolution of earthquake science and seismometers through the ages to present.
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 101 "Slideshow" (PDF) — PDF format of a complete PowerPoint show for the basics
Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt Online Companion — links related to subjects covered in book
|W.H. Freeman & Co.|
Earthquakes in Oklahoma — Research, regulations, updates and news items related to Oklahomaā??s recent earthquakes, and earthquake preparedness information
|The Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment|
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.
Echando Raices en Tierra de Terremotos — Este manual provee informaciĆ³n sobre por quĆ© nos deben preocupar los terremotos en el Sur de California, quĆ© debemos hacer para estar seguros y reducir el daĆ±o, y tambiĆ©n quĆ© debemos saber de lo bĆ”sico sobre terremotos.
|USGS & many other organizations|
Education Resources — Education resources using geodetic data, GPS and visualization tools.
Emergency Preparedness in Schools — General information about disaster preparedness for schools with links to resources.
|Community for Accredited Online Schools|
Evidence for Plate Tectonics-Teaching Box — Collection of interrelated learn concepts that focuses on finding the evidence for plate tectonics using digital resources, education standards, and comprehensive lesson plans.
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|
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — US federal government agency dedicated to responding to disasters.
Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies — Humanitarian organization that carries out relief efforts to assist victims of disasters.
|Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies|
FEMA Earthquake Information — Includes resources and best practices
FEMA: When Disaster Strikes - Protect Your Pets — Learn the best ways to provide for your pets during an emergency
Focal Mechanisms — Basic explanation for what a focal mechanism is, and how to interpret them.
Garlock Fault Fly-Over — Virtual fly-over of the Garlock fault. Will download a .mov file.
GEODE - Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education — Virtual tours of different earth features using Google Earth.
Geologic Cracks Record Earthquakes on the Reelfoot Fault in Central U.S. — New high-resolution lidar data reveals cracks produced from strong shaking in past earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone.
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 Detectives (PDF) — solve a crime, and then use those same skills to understand the Law of Superposition (older layers of the earth on bottom) with a fun Geology Detectives investigation, and then use your skills to solve a geological mystery.
Geophysics Course Resources on the Internet — list of online course resources for undergraduate and graduate levels
|Univ. of Houston|
Geoscience Education Resources Network — A plethora a resources, including lesson plans, classroom science activities, curriculum materials, image collections, presentations, videos and animations, virtual field trips, etc.
|American Geosciences Institute|
Global Earthquake Explorer, The — easy tool for non-seismologists to retrieve, display and analyze seismic data
|Univ. of South Carolina, IRIS|
Ground Shaking Simulations — Simulations (videos) from computer models of earthquakes showing the resulting ground shaking.
Ground-Truthing After the M4.0 Earthquake in Southern Maine, October 16, 2012 — Old-fashioned interviews are compared to Did You Feel It? responses for this earthquake.
Groundwater Effects from Earthquakes — A description of the potential effects of earthquakes on groundwater and wells.
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|
Hayward Fault Field Guide — Interactive story map with 62 field trip stops for exploring the Hayward Fault in the East San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Hazards 101, Earthquake — The basics of how the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Maps are made.
Hilo Tsunami Museum — The goal of the Pacific Tsunami Museum is to promote public tsunami education for the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Region. The museum will also preserve the social and cultural history of Hawaii and promote economic development on the island of Hawaii as well as statewide. The museum will serve as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in past tsunami events.
|Pacific Tsunami Museum|
Historical Earthquake Theories — collection of historical earthquake theories and myths
|Univ. of Vienna|
How Big and How Frequent Are Earthquakes on the Wasatch Fault? — Paleoseismology along the Wasatch Fault in Utah is helping to estimate the shaking risk to nearby towns.
How Big Was That Earthquake? — Discussion of earthquake magnitudes from the USGS Volcano Hazards Program.
How Earthquakes Work — Description of the basics
|How Stuff Works|
How Seismic Waves Affect Different Size Buildings — Houses and short buildings shake differently than tall buildings.
How You Can Strengthen Your Home (PDF) — Actions you can take to prepare your home for the shaking from an earthquake.
|Centers for Disease Control|
Improving Earthquake Monitoring with Deep Learning — A Science for Everyone article: Can a deep-learning approach perform better than NEIC?s traditional methods to get more accurate earthquake locations and magnitudes? The NEIC monitoring system is a perfect candidate for deep learning because it processes large amounts of data.
InsideDisaster - The Haiti Earthquake — wholistic view of the effects and response to the Haiti earthquake, both scientific and societal
Interactive 3D Earthquake Viewer — Uses the USGS Earthquake Catalog API. Search for earthquakes, and then interact with the 3-D earthquake location viewer. There is a classroom activity for 5-8th grades to accompany this.
Intermountain West, U.S., 2020 Earthquakes — An interactive geonarrative (Esri story map) about the four Intermountain West earthquakes. Learn more about these quakes and the historic earthquakes in this part of the western U.S. This immersive experience (best viewed on a computer) includes maps, photos from the field and links to journal papers, earthquake event pages, data and more.
International Tsunami Information Centre — General and technical information, maps, and links to warning centers.
IRIS Education and Public Outreach — An amazing collection of excellent education resources for all aspects of earthquakes and seismology with great images!
|IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology|
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|
Is the reliable prediction of individual earthquakes a realistic scientific goal? — Seven-week debate involving many authors and their views
|Journal of Nature|
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
Liquefaction and Sea-Level Rise — An ArcGIS geonarrative storymap explaining the impacts of sea-level rise on liquefaction severity around the San Francisco Bay Area, California for the magnitude 7.0 ?HayWired? earthquake scenario along the Hayward Fault.
Listening to Earthquakes — music and earthquakes have something in common!
Listening to the Earth at the South Pole — A Science for Everyone article: If you want to listen to the softest whispers of the Earth, the South Pole is where you want to be. Seismic station, QSPA has been allowing us to eavesdrop on the Earth for over six decades, and it may soon gain the equivalent of hearing aids.
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.
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|
Living with Earthquakes in Nevada: A Nevadan's Guide — This guide and many other preparedness-related information especially for Nevada.
|Univ. of Nevada Seismological Lab|
M7.8 Nepal Earthquake, 2015 - A Small Push to Mt. Everest — A large shallow earthquake moves Mt. Everest 3 cm southwest.
Magnitude versus Intensity Lesson (PDF) — classroom lesson to teach the difference between earthquake magnitude and earthquake intensities (8.3MB PDF)
Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, The — A description of the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.
Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker — Push your mouse around to move continents and change the landscape
National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program — Factsheet and brochure on tsunami awareness and safety.
|National Weather Service|
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
Nepal Earthquake Sequence Educational Slides — (17MB PDF)
New Madrid Compendium — 600 references related to the New Mardrid earthquakes of 1811-1812.
|CERI - Center for Earthquake Research and Information|
New Madrid Seismic Zone — A collection of information about the region, the historical seismicity, and the hazards.
New Methods for Dating and Sequencing Ancient Earthquakes — A plain-language summary of new paleoseismology methods for studying and dating past earthquakes from trench data.
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.
Paleoseismology, Introduction to — What is paleoseismology? How does it work?
Papers from an NAS Colloquium on Earthquake Prediction — Excellent collection of downloadable papers
|National Academy of Sciences|
ParsQuake — Earthquake education in the global Persian community.
Perilous Earth: Understanding Processes Behind Natural Disasters — The basics including plate tectonics and earthquakes.
|San Diego State Univ.|
Pet Safety in Emergencies — Be prepared: make a plan and prepare a disaster kit for your pet.
|Centers for Disease Control|
|Univ. of Oregon|
Pillowcase Project, The (PDF) — The Pillowcase Project is designed for use with 3rd graders, age 8-9. The program has been reviewed by 3rd grade teachers and tailored to 3rd grade reading skills and learning abilities. The program may be adapted for use with students in 2nd and 4th grade.
|American Red Cross|
Plate Tectonics — Interactive tutorial with easy-to-understand images and some multi-media.
|The Geological Society - UK|
Plate Tectonics & Our National Parks — excellent presentation with vivid graphics
|USGS & U.S. National Park Service|
Plate Tectonics Activities — Games, quiz
Preparedness in Alaska — Links to preparedness information for earthquakes and tsunamis for Alaska residents.
|Earthquake Science Center, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks|
Preserving Historic Earthquake Records and Photos of the Instruments that Recorded Them — A project to scan a small selection of the film chips of historical earthquake recordings to digital files was started in 1996. In addition to archiving historic data from the early years, the USGS has also worked to archive photos and descriptions of early seismometers.
Protect Your Pets in an Emergency — Help ensure your pet's safety during an earthquake.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes — in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean
|USGS & many other organizations|
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country — Earthquakes and preparedeness for everyone in California (regional booklets available), Utah, Central U.S., Nevada, Oregon, and Alaska
Ray Tracing Animations — animations for various earth models and types of seismic reflections and refractions
ready.gov - Plan Ahead for Disasters — Includes resources and best practices
Recommended Reading about Earthquakes for Kids and Adults — list of books
Recovering From a Natural Disaster in College: A Student?s Guide for What to do on Campus — What college students can do to prepare for a natural disaster, and what to do if one happens.
Remote-Sensing Seismic Activities — you are the planner, and you have to consider the earthquake hazards and risks
|Montgomery Cty Public Schools|
Rocket Rules: Earthquake Materials for Children — Storybooks and accompanying activity books, and videos that include simple activities for learning, for example, how to secure furniture and objects, what supplies should go in a go bag, basic earthquake science concepts, and how to Drop, Cover and Hold On during shaking or when you receive an earthquake early warningincludes simple activities for learning how to secure furniture and objects, what supplies should go in a go bag, basic earthquake science concepts, and how to Drop, Cover and Hold On during shaking or when you receive an earthquake early warning. In multiple languages.
|SCEC & Hero and You Foundation|
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)|
Schoolyard Geology — Online lesson plans with photos and images. Excellent geologic activities you can do anywhere! Education standards info included.
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
Sea-Floor Spreading and Subduction, How to Build a Model Illustrating — Three-dimensional, cut-and-paste paper model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction.
Seismic Seiches — Description and history of seismic seiches.
Seismic seiches from the March 1964 Alaska earthquake — Seismic Seiches from the March 1964 Alaska Earthquake
|Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys|
Seismic Waves — Basics about seismic waves with some good animations and images.
|Math is Fun|
Seismic Waves — graphics to explain different types of seismic waves
|UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan|
Seismic Waves — demonstration on different types of seismic waves
Seismicity of the Earth 1900?2018 Map/Poster — Poster-sized map illustrating 119 years of global seismicity in the context of global plate tectonics and the Earth?s physiography. Primarily designed for use by earth scientists, engineers, and educators, this map provides a comprehensive overview of strong (magnitude [M] 5.5 and larger) earthquakes since 1900.
seismicsoundlab — Creative visualizations of seismicity, seismic waves, ground motion. Learning units are also being added.
Seismographs: Keeping Track of Earthquakes — brief description on how seismographs work to locate earthquakes
Seismology in the City — How seismologists can use noise to see under the ground.
Seismology Teaching Resources — Educational page with seismo links, diagrams, animations, and other teaching resources.
|Arizona State University|
Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure, An Introduction to — online companion to the textbook by Seth Stein and Michael Wysession with electronic versions of all images and access to homework problems and solutions; also includes errata
Severity of an Earthquake, The — measuring earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication
SF72 — Preparedness information targeted at the San Francisco area.
|San Francisco Department of Emergency Management|
Shake, Rattle, and Slide — Lessons, activities, and slide shows about earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.
|University of Illinois Extension|
Shakes & Quakes — Legos and earthquakes
|Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)|
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.
Shaking of Frontier Building - Anchorage, Alaska, During Mw7.1 Earthquake, January 24, 2016 — This video presents a visualization of shaking that was recorded in the Frontier Building in Anchorage, Alaska, during the Mw7.1 earthquake, January 24, 2016, Iniskin, Alaska.
Shaking up Earth — A review of the history of the theory of plate tectonics.
Sonic Booms — How Can You Tell the Difference Between a Sonic Boom and an Earthquake on a Seismogram? Some Interesting Facts About Sonic Booms.
Southern California Earthquakes, Faults, Photos & Rupture Movies — all things "earthquake" in southern California
|Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGS|
Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes — A booklet that includes the "The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety" - basic guidelines for what to do before, during, and after a damaging earthquake.
Streetcar 2 Subduction — a collection of geological field trips that take users to some of the world-class geological sites of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1979, Clyde Wahrhaftig created a geology tour of the San Francisco Bay Area, which was updated and published by AGU as ?A Streetcar to Subduction and Other Plate Tectonic Trips by Public Transport in San Francisco" in 1984. Forty years later, as part of AGU's Centennial, the "Streetcar" tours have been revised, with new trips added, and old exposures that have vanished removed, taking what once was a print book and turning it into a digital experience through Google Earth.
|AGU (American Geophysical Union)|
Table-Top Earthquakes — USGS Open-File Report 98-767 (online)
Tectonic Geomorphology: Figures — Figures from the book "Tectonic Geomorphology" by Douglas W. Burbank and Robert S. Anderson
|Institute for Crustal Studies|
The "Snow Plow Theory" of Early-Arriving Tsunamis — What is a splay fault, and how can they affect tsunamis?
The 2023 Kahramanmara?, Turkey, Earthquake Sequence — An interactive geonarrative that explains the tectonic setting of Turkey, historical seismicity of Turkey from 1900, details on both the M 7.8 and M 7.5 earthquake sequences, kinematics of the earthquake rupture, remote sensing observations that show displacements across the active faults.
The 2023 National Seismic Hazard Model ? What's Shaking? — A Science for Everyone article: No one can predict earthquakes. But existing faults and past earthquakes give us information about future earthquakes, and geology tells us how the ground shakes during an earthquake.
The Blind Zone of Earthquake Early Warning — A Science for Everyone article: One USGS scientist has sorted through the challenges, the claims, and the data to determine what the possibilities and limitations really are for EEW, and the results may surprise you.
The Early History of Seismometry (to 1900) — A walk through the evolution of earthquake monitoring instruments.
The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 — An historial perspective from a history professor.
|Univ. of Hong Kong|
The HayWired Scenario: An Urban Earthquake in a Connected World — An ArcGIS geo-narrative storymap with compelling images showing the effects and consequences possible in the next large earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Parkfield, California Earthquake Experiment — Information about past earthquakes and current monitoring efforts.
The Physics of Tsunamis — Explains the mechanisms of tsunami generation and propagation.
|Univ. of Washington|
The Wave that Shook the World — Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.
Theory of the Earth — online book on the science of earthquakes
Theory of the Earth, The New — This is the only book on the whole landscape of deep Earth processes that ties together all the strands of the subdisciplines. This book is a complete update of Andersonā??s Theory of the Earth (1989).
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics — excellent comprehensive overview of plate tectonics with excellent graphics, online USGS general interest publication
This Dynamic Planet — World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics
Today in Earthquake History — what happened today in earthquake history
Tohoku, Japan 2011 M9.0 Educational Slides — Educational slides for the 2011 Tohoku,Japan M9.0 Earthquake.
Tracing earthquakes: seismology in the classroom — Reconstructing an ancient Chinese seismograph, a simple wave machine, and investigating earthquake-proof buildings.
|Science in School|
Travel Time Curves — travel time graph for seismic waves
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 Hazard Mitigation — Information about tsunamis that may save your life. Material excerpted from "Tsunami! The Great Waves"
|Univ. of Washington|
Tsunami Preparedness Guidebook — Downloadable PDF and additional links to tsunami preparedness websites.
Tsunami! — Site provides general information about tsunamis, their causes and history as well as what to do in case of a tsunami.
|University of Washington by the Department of Earth and Space Sciences|
Tsunami! - Tsunamis Past and Present — Basics about tsunamis, information about preparedness, and links to additional resources.
|Univ. of Washington|
Tsunami: The Great Waves — Basic information about the basics of tsunamis.
|International Tsunami Information Center|
Tsunamis — short news piece with images
|The Why Files|
Tsunamis — Basic science of tsunamis, preparedness, and focus on California and historical information.
|California Geological Survey|
TsunamiZone.org — Resources and information about tsunami education and preparedness.
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|
Understanding Tsunamis — learn about tsunamis with a model
UPSeis Seismology Questions Answered — magnitudes, research, locations, seismic waves, and all the basics explained, as well as preparedness and hazards
|UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan|
US Agency for International Development — US agency set up to provide relief to other countries suffering from disaster
Using Distant Seismometers to Monitor and Analyze Volcanic Eruptions — Science for Everyone article
Virtual Earthquake & Other Labs — you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude
Volcanic and seismic hazards on the Island of Hawaii — summary of earthquake hazards in Hawaii
Volcano World's Earth Science Lessons — Lots of great earth science lessons good for all ages, slide-style with color diagrams and photographs
|Oregon State University|
Walking the Earthquake Trail — Discover the geology of the San Andreas Fault through interpretive signs on this paved loop through meadows and along a stream lined with alders and willows at Point Reyes National Seashore.
|National Park Service|
Wallace Creek Interpretive Trail Guide — Interactive online trail guide to Wallace Creek site on the San Andreas Fault
|USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)|
Washington DC Stone and Brick Buildings Vulnerable to Distant Quakes — Science for Everyone article
Watch Buildings Move During Earthquakes — Real videos of buildings shaking during real earthquakes, and some re-creations.
|American Geophysical Union (AGU)|
What if the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System Had Been Operating During the M6.9 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake? — How will ShakeAlert® likely perform now on a large earthquake impacting a major urban area? How much warning will you get? To answer this, let?s do a thought experiment...
What to Expect in a Big Urban Earthquake — An ArcGIS geo-narrative storymap that describes what can be expected if there is a large earthquake in a populated urban area.