Engineering, Earthquake

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  • 55-Story Tall Building Before and After Earthquake Retrofit — Science for Everyone article (USGS)
  • BSL Outreach — Wonderful diverse collection of videos and animations, as well as links to lesson plans and educational resources. (Berkeley Seismology Lab)
  • 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))
  • 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 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)
  • Hazards 101, Earthquake — The basics of how the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Maps are made. (USGS)
  • How Seismic Waves Affect Different Size Buildings — Houses and short buildings shake differently than tall buildings. (USGS)
  • InsideDisaster - The Haiti Earthquake — wholistic view of the effects and response to the Haiti earthquake, both scientific and societal (PTV Productions)
  • Savage Earth, The — slick presentation of the earthquake basics with great graphics and animations (PBS)
  • 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. (USGS)
  • 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. (USGS)
  • Tracing earthquakes: seismology in the classroom — Reconstructing an ancient Chinese seismograph, a simple wave machine, and investigating earthquake-proof buildings. (Science in School)
  • Understanding Quakes — description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey (The Why Files)
  • Washington DC Stone and Brick Buildings Vulnerable to Distant Quakes — Science for Everyone article (USGS)
  • Watch Buildings Move During Earthquakes — Real videos of buildings shaking during real earthquakes, and some re-creations. (American Geophysical Union (AGU))
  • 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. (USGS)