Magnitudes

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  • About Earthquakes — basics about earthquakes (University of Washington)
  • Bigger Faults Make Bigger EQ's — Three different rope lengths are used to demonstrate how a fault ruptures in an EQ and why bigger faults make bigger EQ's. Downloadable PDF. (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.)
  • Earthquakes — Information on the basics of earthquakes. (British Geological Survey)
  • Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt Online Companion — links related to subjects covered in book (W.H. Freeman & Co.)
  • Earthquakes, MegaQuakes, and the Movies — discussion about facts versus fantasies (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)
  • Global Earthquake Explorer, The — easy tool for non-seismologists to retrieve, display and analyze seismic data (Univ. of South Carolina, IRIS)
  • How Earthquakes Work — Description of the basics (How Stuff Works)
  • 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)
  • 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. (DLESE)
  • Magnitude versus Intensity Lesson (PDF) — classroom lesson to teach the difference between earthquake magnitude and earthquake intensities (8.3MB PDF) (USGS)
  • Measuring the Size of an Earthquake — How the size of an earthquake is measured. (USGS)
  • Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Central US edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness for everyone in the California (regional booklets available), Utah, Central U.S., Nevada, Oregon, and Alaska (USGS)
  • Severity of an Earthquake, The — measuring earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication (USGS)
  • The Richter Scale — An interactive demonstration of calculating the magnitude of an earthquake based on amplitude and S and P wave locations (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
  • Try It Yourself Calculator — How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake? (USGS)
  • Virtual Earthquake & Other Labs — you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude (Calstate LA)