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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|
About Earthquakes — basics about earthquakes
|University of Washington|
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.
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?
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 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)|
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.
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
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.
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.
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 "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 Booms, Seneca Guns, and Other Sounds — An examination of strange and unexplained sounds that are sometimes heard accompanying earthquakes.
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 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 Practice Quiz — online quiz
|Florida Intl. Univ.|
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.
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, 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.
Explore Nature - Plate Tectonics — excellent presentation with vivid graphics
|USGS & U.S. National Park Service|
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|
Garlock Fault Fly-Over — Virtual fly-over of the Garlock fault. Will download a .mov file.
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 Central — links to resources for Geology and Geophysics
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.
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|
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 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.
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.
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|
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
Listening to Earthquakes — music and earthquakes have something in common!
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.
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)
Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker — Push your mouse around to move continents and change the landscape
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 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?
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.|
|Univ. of Oregon|
Plate Tectonics — Interactive tutorial with easy-to-understand images and some multi-media.
|The Geological Society - UK|
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.
Recommended Reading about Earthquakes for Kids and Adults — list of books
Remote-Sensing Seismic Activities — you are the planner, and you have to consider the earthquake hazards and risks
|Montgomery Cty Public Schools|
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)|
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
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|
Severity of an Earthquake, The — measuring earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication
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.
Southern California Earthquakes, Faults, Photos & Rupture Movies — all things "earthquake" in southern California
|Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGS|
Table-Top Earthquakes — USGS Open-File Report 98-767 (online)
The "Snow Plow Theory" of Early-Arriving Tsunamis — What is a splay fault, and how can they affect tsunamis?
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 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 M7.8 Nepal Earthquake, 2015 ? A Small Push to Mt. Everest — A large shallow earthquake moves Mt. Everest 3 cm southwest.
The Wave that Shook the World — Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics — excellent comprehensive overview of plate tectonics with excellent graphics, online USGS general interest publication
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|
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! - Tsunamis Past and Present — Basics about tsunamis, information about preparedness, and links to additional resources.
|Univ. of Washington|
Tsunamis — short news piece with images
|The Why Files|
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|
UPSeis Seismology Questions Answered — magnitudes, research, locations, seismic waves, and all the basics explained, as well as preparedness and hazards
|UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan|
Virtual Earthquake & Other Labs — you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude
Virtual Earthquake Engineering — interactive demonstration of the effects of earthquake retrofitting
|S. Illinois Univ.|
Volcanic and seismic hazards on the Island of Hawaii — summary of earthquake hazards in Hawaii
Wallace Creek Interpretive Trail Guide — Interactive online trail guide to Wallace Creek site on the San Andreas Fault
|USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)|
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.