Hazards

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  • A Possible Cause of Earthquakes in the Continental Interior — Plain-language summary of a 2018 research paper. (USGS)
  • 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. (USGS)
  • 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 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)
  • ParsQuake — Earthquake education in the global Persian community. (ParsQuake.org)
  • 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 — Earthquakes and preparedeness for everyone in California (regional booklets available), Utah, Central U.S., Nevada, Oregon, and Alaska (USGS)
  • 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)
  • 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. (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)
  • 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)