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100% Chance of an Earthquake — Earthquake statistics.

USGS
  • Statistics
  • Prediction
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire — An online exhibit of information and images from the 1906 earthquake and fire.

Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Societal Effects
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience

1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Visualizations — This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the earthquake and fire.

Carleton College/NAGT materials
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Modeling
  • Lessons online
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Societal Effects
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Geology
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience
  • College
  • High School

2008 Bay Area Earthquake Probabilities — The overall probability of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake in the Greater Bay Area is 63%, about 2 out of 3.

USGS
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business (PDF) — How to prepare your business for an earthquake

USGS & many other organizations
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

A Comparison of Two Bay Area Earthquakes: 1989 v. 1906 — Investigate the shaking intensity and magnitude of these two earthquakes.

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Intensity
  • Lessons online
  • Magnitudes
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconGraphics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School

A Walk through Time — A history of time through the ages.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Physics Laboratory
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • High School

ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information — The Association of Bay Area Governments

Assoc. of Bay Area Govts.(ABAG)
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

About Earthquakes — basics about earthquakes

University of Washington
  • Basics
  • Seismic waves
  • Plate tectonics
  • Magnitudes
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Intensity
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • High School

American Red Cross — Emergency response organization that provides disaster relief

American Red Cross
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Information — Earthquake Safety Information (and other disaster preparedness information) in various languages

American Red Cross
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Animation of P, S & Surface Waves — seismic wave animations

San Diego State Univ.
  • Seismic waves
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience

Animations & Interactive Animations of Seismology Fundamentals — animations illustrating the fundamentals of earthquakes and seismology

Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • Forces
  • Basics
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Animations for Earthquake Terms and Concepts — Flash animations illustrating basic earthquake terms and concepts.

USGS
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • College
  • Elementary school
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Animations Illustrating Simple Wave Propagation Concepts — propagation, reflection, refraction, standing waves

SUNY Binghamton
  • Education resources
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • College

Are You Prepared for the Next Big Earthquake in Alaska? — Preparedness guide especially for Alaska

Alaska Earthquake Information Center
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Are You Prepared? — Earthquakes and other disasters, from the City and County of San Francisco

City of San Francisco
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Are You Ready? — Includes resources and best practices

FEMA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Are You Ready? - For Kids — Hazards preparedness information aimed at kids, parents, and educators.

American Red Cross
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Be an Earthquake Detective — Information on seismographs.

MCEER

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?

USGS
  • Careers
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

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

USGS
  • Magnitudes
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Elementary school

Birth of the Himalayas — brief description of the origin of the Himalaya Mountains

NOVA
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • College

Brief History of Seismology to 1910 — brief description of history of seismology

UC Santa Barbara
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Building a Shake Table — discussion and lesson plans

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Shaking
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • College

Building a Shake Table — Instructions to build a simple shake table.

MCEER

CalEMA — Focus on California

California Emergency Management Agency
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

California Seismic Safety Commission — Focus on the California

California Seismic Safety Commission
  • Preparedness & Response

California Subduction Rocks — A photographic field trip to classic subduction-related rocks across northern California.

About Geology
  • Crustal deformation
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Plate tectonics
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Can Animals Sense Earthquakes? — The belief that animals can predict earthquakes has been around for centuries...

National Geographic
  • Myths
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Can It Happen Here? — Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States?

USGS
  • Tsunamis
  • Societal Effects
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Prediction
  • Hazards
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Casualty (Fatality) Totals, A Note About — One-pager explaining why the numbers vary on different list.

USGS
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Societal Effects
  • Statistics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

CDC (Center for Disease Control) Emergency Preparedness & Response — Earthquakes and other emergencies

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Central & Eastern US Fact Sheets, See also — 2-page information sheets for a general audience

USGS
  • New Madrid Seismic Zone
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium — Information about earthquakes in the central U.S.

Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters — teachers guide to helping children deal with disasters

Univ of Illinois Extension
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school

Chile (02/27/2010) Educational Slide Set — Educational slideset for the 02/27/2010 Chile Earthquake( Download PDF)

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Intensity
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • High School

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.

Citizen Corps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Societal Effects
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Coastal and Marine Geology Program — All 35 coastal States and the island territories experience coastal erosion. Balancing the competing needs of citizens, government, industry, and the environment.

USGS
  • Societal Effects
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Coloring Pages to Print — Earthquake-related coloring pages to print out and color

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Continents in Collision: Pangea Ultima — short news piece with images

NASA
  • Crustal deformation
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Continents on the Move — How do we know that continents are still moving?

PBS-Nova
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Converting UTC to local US time — Table of all possible conversions from UTC to local US time.

NOAA
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Cool Earthquake Facts — fascinating earthquake facts

USGS
  • Basics
  • Earthquake facts
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Coping with Childrens' Reactions to Earthquakes — Information for parents with children who have been in earthquakes.

John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Create Your Own Tsunami — Homemade simulation of a tsunami.

MCEER

Creep Evidence of Active Faulting — Information about creep on faults, and specifically the Hayward fault.

USGS
  • Plate tectonics
  • Crustal deformation
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience

Current Local Time Anywhere — Will display the current local time anywhere. It has a list of countries and major cities.

Chaos Software Group, Inc
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Dare to Prepare — associated with earthquakecountryinfo.org and shakeout.org

Earthquakecountry.info
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Darfield, New Zealand Earthquake (09/03/2010) and its Aftershocks, Including the 02/21/2011 Christchurch Event — Educational slideset for the 09/03/2010 Darfield, New Zealand Earthquake and its Aftershocks, Including the 02/21/2011 Christchurch Event (Download PDF)

USGS
  • Education resources
  • Intensity
  • Shaking
  • Societal Effects
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • College

Demonstrations of Geophysical Principles Applicable to the Properties and Processes of the Earth's Interior — demonstrations with photos and graphics

SUNY Binghamton
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • Basics
  • Lessons online
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Depth of Earthquakes — one-page plot and explanation

Berkeley
  • Maps
  • Locations
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Designing Structures to Perform Well During an Earthquake — discussion and lesson plans

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
  • Lessons online
  • Education resources
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • College

Determining the Depth of an Earthquake — brief discussion on depths of earthquakes

USGS
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Digital Library for Earth Science Education — Searchable database of educational earth science resources for all grade levels.

DLESE
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • Elementary school
  • High School
  • Middle School

Digital Online Geology - Earthquakes — Online version of "Earthquakes" by Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, and Dennis Tasa. This informative chapter about earthquakes has images, text, quizzes, and narrated animations explaining what happens when earthquakes occur.

TASA Graphic Arts
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Intensity
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • Magnitudes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Prediction
  • Seismic waves
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • High School

Disaster Preparedness for Pets — Steps and checklists to help care for pets during emergencies.

Humane Society of the United States
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

DisasterAssistance.gov-Earthquake — Resource providing information about earthquake response.

FEMA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

DisasterAssistance.gov-Tsunami — Resource for tsunami response.

FEMA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Discover Our Earth — Portal for teachers and students for learn the basics about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, topography, and sea level changes.

USGS & DLESE
  • Plate tectonics
  • Lessons online
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Downloadable Animations — Animation clips and other geo-educational items

UC Santa Barbara
  • Education resources
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Downloadable Freeware — (Mac only) plate tectonic animations, orogeny, Our Dynamic Planet, Origins of Life

UC Santa Barbara
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Early History of Seismometry (to 1900), The — history of various instruments throughout the history of seismology

USGS
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earth Puzzle — part of a larger publication

Scripps
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

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
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • Education resources
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Geology
  • Plate tectonics
  • Rock mechanics
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

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.
  • Shaking
  • Seismic waves
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Plate tectonics
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Lessons online
  • Intensity
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Hazards
  • Geology
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elementary school
  • College

Earth Science Explorer — virtual museum

NASA
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Earth Science Lesson Plans — variety of activities from Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology website

Berkeley
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earth Science Lessons — lessons developed by an elementary school teacher, but good for all ages, slide-style with color diagrams and photographs

Oregon State University
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • Basics
  • Geology
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School

Earth Science World Records — description and graphics of plate tectonics, earthquakes, and more

Extreme Science
  • Earthquake facts
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earth Sciences Lesson Plans — not really earthquakes, but great lesson plans for K-12

NESEN - Lessons for Earth Systems Education
  • Basics
  • Geology
  • Tsunamis
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Elementary school
  • High School
  • Middle School

Earth's Crust, The — how thick is the Earth's crust?

USGS
  • Maps
  • Earth structure
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience
  • College

Earth's Interior & Plate Tectonics — overview with good graphics and lots of details

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Plate tectonics
  • Earth structure
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College
  • Middle School

Earth's Layers, The — slide-show type presentation

Oregon State University
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • Geology
  • iconGraphics
  • Elementary school

Earthquake — 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.

USGS
  • Seismicity
  • Maps
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Statistics
  • Earthquake facts
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Earthquake — Details about what parts of the home are most vulnerable and how you can protect yourself (PDF)

Institute for Business and Home Safety
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Earthquake 101 Powerpoint Slideshow Download — a complete PowerPoint show for the basics

USGS
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earth structure
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Basics
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Maps
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earthquake ABC: A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings — by kids for kids, with a special section for parents and teachers

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Elementary school

Earthquake Accounts by Famous People — personal accounts of earthquake experiences

UC Santa Barbara
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness — Focus on Seaside, OR, but useful for anyone within a tsunami risk zone.

City of Seaside, Oregon
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Earthquake Booms, Seneca Guns, and Other Sounds — An examination of strange and unexplained sounds that are sometimes heard accompanying earthquakes.

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School

Earthquake Country Alliance — Earthquake preparedness for California

Earthquake Country Alliance
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Earthquake Education Services — lesson plans, information on Wasatch Front

Univ. of Utah
  • Hazards
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • Lessons online
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Effects in Kobe, Japan — discussion and lots of photos and images of the effects of the Kobe, Japan earthquake

Univ. of Nevada, Reno
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Basics
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Hazards
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earthquake Facts & Earthquake Fantasy — Companion to "Earthquakes, Megaquakes, and the Movies"

USGS
  • Societal Effects
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Myths
  • Earthquake facts
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Earthquake Hazards on the Island of Hawaii — summary of earthquake hazards in Hawaii

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquake Model — earthquake recurrence, size, and prediction demonstration instructions, brick & sandpaper model

USGS
  • Basics
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Prediction
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Monitoring — explore the history behind earthquake monitoring; list of additional readings and links also included

USGS
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Practice Quiz — online quiz

Florida Intl. Univ.
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Prediction, Societal Implications — technical paper

journal Reviews of Geophysics
  • Prediction
  • Societal Effects
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience

Earthquake Preparedness Guides — Multiple guides for homes, businesses, etc.,

John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Earthquake Preparedness Online Publications — Information for individuals, families, teachers, kids, businesses, planners, policy-makers and designers.

FEMA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Earthquake Quartet #1 — USGS seismologist Andrew Michael explores both music and audio playbacks of the earth shaking and finds new ways to learn about the earth, earthquakes, musical instruments and music.

USGS
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Forces
  • People
  • Seismic waves
  • iconFun & Games
  • General Audience

Earthquake Quiz — Online quiz

UC Santa Barbara
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconFun & Games
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Quiz — online quiz

Univ. of Houston
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

Earthquake Quiz (PDF) — PDF file to print

Teacher Vision
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

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
  • Basics
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Hazards
  • Paleoseismology
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Seismic waves
  • Trenching
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquake Videos and Animations — a wide variety of videos created by the Berkeley outreach team, which include earthquake simulations, earthquake safety videos, and presentations by their seismologists

Berkeley
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Trenching
  • Societal Effects
  • Shaking
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Paleoseismology
  • Modeling
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquake Visualizations — Animations showing seismograph operation, tsunami, P and S Waves, earthquake focus versus epicenter, and actual footage of an earthquake.

Carleton College/NAGT materials
  • Tsunamis
  • Seismic waves
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • General Audience
  • High School

Earthquakes — general overview of earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Basics
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Prediction
  • Seismicity
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earthquakes — PodCasts, presentations and fact sheets on the basics of earthquakes.

The Geological Society
  • Basics
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Earthquakes — Information on the basics of earthquakes.

British Geological Survey
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • Intensity
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Magnitudes
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInfo
  • Elementary school
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Earthquakes & All Shook Up — design and build an earthquake-proof structure

Newton's Apple
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics — Explains the theory of earthquakes and plate tectonics.

USGS
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt Online Companion — links related to subjects covered in book

W.H. Freeman & Co.
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Magnitudes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Prediction
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • College

Earthquakes Cannot Be Predicted — technical paper

journal Science
  • Prediction
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience

Earthquakes in the Midwestern and Eastern US?! — summary of earthquakes in the Central and Eastern US

Univ. of Nevada, Reno
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Seismicity
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Earthquakes, MegaQuakes, and the Movies — discussion about facts versus fantasies

USGS
  • Societal Effects
  • Shaking
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Prediction
  • Plate tectonics
  • Myths
  • Magnitudes
  • Forces
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Earthquakes: Seismic Destruction — links to photos of earthquake effects and tsunami effects

National Geographic
  • Tsunamis
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Basics
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Earthquakes: The Rolling Earth — slide-show type presentation

Oregon State University
  • Basics
  • Magnitudes
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience
  • Middle School
  • Elementary school

EarthScope Resources for Students & Teachers — Animations, online lectures, visualizations and more, mostly from IRIS.

EarthScope
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • GPS
  • Lessons online
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismic waves
  • Seismicity
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • College
  • Elementary school
  • High School
  • Middle School

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
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Hazards
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • Magnitudes
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

ED.gov — Emergency planning resources for schools and communities

US Department of Education
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Education & Outreach Software — Downloadable software to manipulate seismograms and for visualization.

Binghamton Univ Geological Sciences
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Education resources
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInteractive
  • High School
  • College

Educational Activities — Origami, building models, historical seismologists

New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Resources
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

Educational slides for the M7.0 January 12, 2010 and M8.8 February 27, 2010 Chile earthquakes — Details on the rupture of the two earthquakes, the shaking distribution, aftershock zone, estimated fatality numbers, and comparisons between the two.Slides with notes

USGS
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Education resources
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Intensity
  • Modeling
  • Plate tectonics
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School

EQs on the Surface (PDF) — use topo maps, seismicity maps, and fault maps to understand the connection between the surface features, locations of EQs and mapped faults

USGS
  • Lessons online
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Education resources
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Maps
  • Seismicity
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Elementary school

Essentials of Geology Animations — A collection of animations describing concepts of geology

W.W. Norton and Company
  • Geology
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Earth structure
  • Crustal deformation
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

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.

DLESE
  • Lessons online
  • Geology
  • Education resources
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismicity
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School

Exploring the Dynamic Earth: GIS Investigations in the Earth Sciences — book with high quality lessons with maps, images, instructor's manual, teaching tips, etc.

www.brookscole.com
  • Books
  • Education resources
  • GIS
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • College

Faultline:Seismic Science at the Epicenter — lots of resources, information, activities and graphics concerning earthquakes in California

Exploratorium
  • Basics
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Faults — photos and graphics of fault types

Univ. of Leeds
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — US federal government agency dedicated to responding to disasters.

FEMA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

FEMA Earthquake Information — Includes resources and best practices

FEMA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

FEMA: Information for Pet Owners — Learn the best ways to provide for your pets during an emergency

FEMA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Flinn-Engdahl Regions — description of regions used to identify locations of earthquakes world-wide

USGS
  • Locations
  • Maps
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Focal Mechanisms — Basic explanation for what a focal mechanism is, and how to interpret them.

USGS
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Forces
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Garlock Fault Fly-Over — virtual fly-over of the Garlock fault

JPL/NASA
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College
  • Middle School

Geological Online Exhibits — geologic time scale, plate tectonics animation, and more!

UC Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley
  • Basics
  • Geology
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Geological Processes & Structures — animations of various types

Earth Science Australia
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Earth structure
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Geology Central — links to resources for Geology and Geophysics

Geology Central
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

geologylink — geology in the news, links to resources, virtual field trips, virtual classroom

Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Basics
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Geology
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Geophysics Course Resources on the Internet — list of online course resources for undergraduate and graduate levels

Univ. of Houston
  • Basics
  • Geology
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • College

Global Earthquake Explorer, The — easy tool for non-seismologists to retrieve, display and analyze seismic data

Univ. of South Carolina, IRIS
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Great 1906 Earthquake & Fires of San Francisco, The — Documentation of the event, the devastation, and the social and economic impacts through a collection of scholarly research, personal anecdotes, and historical photographs

MCEER
  • Societal Effects
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Great Quakes — description, graphics and animations about seismic waves, locations of earthquakes, effects, and earthquake engineering

Discovery Online
  • Basics
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Hazards
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Groundwater Effects from Earthquakes — A description of the potential effects of earthquakes on groundwater and wells.

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Societal Effects
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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
  • Geology
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • Hazards
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • Elementary school
  • College
  • Middle School

Hazards 101, Earthquake — The basics of how the USGS National Earthquake Hazard Maps are made.

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Forces
  • Hazards
  • Shaking
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • College

HAZUS — Natural Hazard Loss Estimation Methodology

FEMA
  • Hazards
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

High Quality Earthquake Animations — Simulations of earthquake ruptures that were run on the supercomputers at Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Modeling
  • Seismic waves
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

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
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Historical Earthquake Theories — collection of historical earthquake theories and myths

Univ. of Vienna
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Myths
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

History of Daylight Saving Time — History of Daylight Saving Time

WebExhibits
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

How Earthquakes Work — description of the basics

How Stuff Works
  • Basics
  • Earth structure
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Magnitudes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

How Plates Move — slide-show type presentation

Oregon State University
  • Basics
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • Elementary school

How You Can Strengthen Your Home for the Next Big Earthquake in the Los Angeles Area — Easy Low-Cost Ways to Help Reduce the Risk of Damage to Your Hom. (PDF)

City of Los Angeles
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Human Wave (PDF) — learn about the motions of P & S waves with a fun participating exercise

USGS
  • Seismic waves
  • Lessons online
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elementary school

Ideas for Activities Using Live Seismograms — ideas for how to use real-time earthquake information in the classroom

USGS Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • Seismic waves
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • College

Incorp. Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS) Educator Webpages — resources and opportunities for educators

Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)
  • Seismicity
  • Seismic waves
  • Earth structure
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College
  • Middle School

Inside Geology - Chapter 10: Earthquakes — companion webpages to the book chapter; links to numerous topical class lectures, web sites, references, news items, organizations, and glossaries

Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Hazards
  • Education resources
  • Books
  • Basics
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • College

Inside Geology - Chapter 11: Geophysical Properties of Planet Earth — companion webpages to the book chapter; links to numerous topical class lectures, web sites, references, news items, organizations, and glossaries

Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Earth structure
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • iconInfo
  • College

Inside Geology - Chapter 12: Plate Tectonics: Creating Oceans and Continents — companion webpages to the book chapter; links to numerous topical class lectures, web sites, references, news items, organizations, and glossaries

Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Education resources
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • College

Inside Geology - Chapter 9: Folds, Faults and Mountains — companion webpages to the book chapter; links to numerous topical class lectures, web sites, references, news items, organizations, and glossaries

Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Books
  • Education resources
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconInfo
  • College

InsideDisaster - The Haiti Earthquake — wholistic view of the effects and response to the Haiti earthquake, both scientific and societal

PTV Productions
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Societal Effects
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

International Tsunami Information Centre — General and technical information, maps, and links to warning centers.

ITIC
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Investigating Earthquakes Through Regional Seismicity — excellent graphics, animations and activities

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGS
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Lessons online
  • Seismicity
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • General Audience
  • College
  • High School

IRIS Education Resources — A multitude of educational resources for earthquake science, from visualizations and animations, to lessons and educational software.

IRIS
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • Elementary school
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Is the reliable prediction of individual earthquakes a realistic scientific goal? — Seven-week debate involving many authors and their views

journal of Nature
  • Prediction
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience

Journey to the Center of the Earth — Created by 100 5th grade students

John F. Pattie Elementary
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconGraphics
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Elementary school

Jules Verne Voyager and Jules Verne Voyager, Jr. — an interactive map tool that enables students and scientists to better understand the relationships between geophysical and geological processes, structures, and measurements with high-precision GPS data. These are Javascript based tools.

UNAVCO
  • Seismicity
  • Plate tectonics
  • Maps
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Kid Zone — Games, puzzles

Assoc. of Bay Area Govts.(ABAG)
  • Basics
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School

Kid's Earthquake Questions & Answers — kids' questions answered by scientists

Dromore National School, Republic of Ireland & USGS
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • Elementary school

Kid's Fun & Games - ready.gov — activities and materials aimed at making kids more aware of hazard preparedness

FEMA
  • Basics
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • Elementary school

Kid's Hazards Quiz — short quiz on preparedness and where earthquakes occur

NOAA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • Middle School

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

USGS
  • Plate tectonics
  • Lessons online
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elementary school

Late Night Musings of an Earthquake Seismologist — USGS Scientist Paul A. Reasenberg candidly discusses earthquake preparedness.

USGS
  • Societal Effects
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Listening to Earthquakes — music and earthquakes have something in common!

USGS
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Living in Earthquake Country-Teaching Box — Explores how and why earthquakes cause damage, 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
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Hazards
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Education resources
  • Intensity
  • Lessons online
  • Magnitudes
  • Prediction
  • Seismic waves
  • Societal Effects
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School

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
  • Basics
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Geology
  • Intensity
  • Lessons online
  • Magnitudes
  • Parkfield
  • Seismic waves
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • Middle School

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
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Magnitude / Intensity Comparison — Explains the difference between magnitude and intensity.

USGS
  • Magnitudes
  • Intensity
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Magnitude versus Intensity Lesson (PDF) — classroom lesson to teach the difference between earthquake magnitude and earthquake intensities

USGS
  • Intensity
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • Magnitudes
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School

Map of World Time Zones (CIA factbook) (PDF) — A map of world time zones.

CIA
  • Time Information

MARGINS Education & Outreach Resources — Mini-lessons, powerpoint presentations, research nuggets and more.

MARGINS - Lamont-Doherty
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College

Measuring the Size of an Earthquake — How the size of an earthquake is measured.

USGS
  • Magnitudes
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Intensity
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

MegaQuakes/Earthquake Simulator — dial up an earthquake and see the results

Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • Magnitudes
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • High School

Men & Women of Seismology, The — biographies and photos of famous seismologists

USGS
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Careers
  • People
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, The — A description of the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.

USGS
  • Intensity
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker — Push your mouse around to move continents and change the landscape

PBS
  • Basics
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Musical Plates — use realtime data to plot earthquakes and solve problems

New Jersey Networking Infrastructure in Education
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School

National Geophysical Data Center Tsunami Database — Compilation of a unique set of tsunami-related products.

NOAA
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

National Tsunami Warning Center — Tsunami monitoring.

NOAA
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Natural Hazards Center — resources concerning hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness

University of Colorado
  • Hazards
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

NEHRP - National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program — The Federal Government's program to reduce the risks to life and property from earthquakes

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

New Madrid Earthquakes 1811 - 1812 — Accounts of the large earthquakes that occurred in the New Madrid area in 1811 - 1812.

USGS
  • New Madrid Seismic Zone
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

NGDC - Natural Hazards Databases at NGDC — Data, images, kids quizzes, and maps from geologic hazards as well as slide shows available for order

National Geophysical Data Center
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Hazards
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research — Research in support of improved measurement technology, design of optimal tsunami monitoring networks, improved models to increase the speed and accuracy of operational forecasts and warnings, and improved methods to predict tsunami impacts on the population and infrastructure of coastal communities.

NOAA
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

On Shaky Ground — Earthquake hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

www.riverfronttimes.com
  • New Madrid Seismic Zone
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

On the Move: Continental Drift & Plate Tectonics — description of plate tectonic history and mechanics

NASA
  • Plate tectonics
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

One-page Information Sheets on Earthquake Topics — one-page information sheets about various earthquake topics

Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology (IRIS)
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Online Coloring Pages — Interactively color earthquake-related pictures

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • iconFun & Games
  • Elementary school

Online Wordsearch Puzzles — Interactive wordsearch puzzles with earthquake-related words

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Open for Business — disaster planning toolkit for the home and small business

Institute for Business & Home Safety
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Our Dynamic Plate CD-ROM — CD-ROM you can order

UC Santa Barbara
  • Education resources
  • Maps
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center — Tsunami monitoring.

NOAA
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

PaleoMap Project — plate tectonics, earth history, climate history, lesson plans, software, and more

UT Arlington
  • Education resources
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Maps
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • College

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.

USGS
  • Paleoseismology
  • Geology
  • Books
  • Trenching
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • College
  • High School

Pangea to Present — slide-show type presentation

Oregon State University
  • Basics
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • Elementary school

Papers from an NAS Colloquium on — excellent collection of downloadable papers

National Academy of Sciences
  • Prediction
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience

PBJ Fault (PDF) — demonstrate the different types of faults with a PBJ sandwich, and then eat it double-decker

USGS
  • Plate tectonics
  • Lessons online
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Elementary school

Photos of Faults and Fault Zone Features — photos

Univ. of Oregon
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Pillowcase Project, The — 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
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Elementary school

Plate Boundary Structure Along the San Andreas Fault — Plate Boundary Structure Along the San Andreas Fault

Geodynamics Research Group, PSU
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Plate tectonics
  • Crustal deformation
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Plate Tectonic Movement Visualizations — Visualizations and supporting material that can be used effectively to teach students about various geophysics topics. Visualizations include simple animations, GIS-based animated maps, paleogeographic maps and globes, as well as numerous illustrations and photos.

Carleton College/NAGT materials
  • Plate tectonics
  • GIS
  • Seismic waves
  • GPS
  • Earth structure
  • Geology
  • Education resources
  • Crustal deformation
  • Modeling
  • Lessons online
  • iconGraphics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • College

Plate Tectonics Activities — Games, quiz

Quia
  • Basics
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconFun & Games
  • Elementary school

Plate Tectonics Quiz — quiz

Enchanted Learning
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Plate Tectonics Quiz — quiz

SchoolScience.co.uk
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • Elementary school

Plate Tectonics, Their Cause — graphics and brief summary

Univ. of Nevada, Reno
  • Crustal deformation
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Maps
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Podcasts by USGS about Earthquakes — Collection of USGS CoreCasts (audio) about a variety of earthquake topics and issues.

USGS
  • Basics
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earthquake facts
  • Prediction
  • Societal Effects
  • Seismic waves
  • Hazards
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Protect Your Pets in an Emergency — Help ensure your pet's safety during an earthquake.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes — in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean

USGS & many other organizations
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Central US edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness in the Central US

USGS
  • Maps
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Hazards
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earthquake facts
  • Books
  • Basics
  • New Madrid Seismic Zone
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - NCA edition — Earthquakes and preparedeness in northern California

USGS & many other organizations
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Hazards
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • Magnitudes
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - SCA edition — Earthquakes and preparedness in southern California

USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Maps
  • Magnitudes
  • Locations
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Hazards
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Earthquake facts
  • Books
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • General Audience

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Utah edition — Earthquakes and prepardeness in Utah

Utah Seismic Safety Commission
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Hazards
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Locations
  • Magnitudes
  • Maps
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Quake-Catcher Network — A collaborative initiative for developing the world's largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network by utilizing sensors in and attached to internet-connected computers.

Stanford
  • Education resources
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school

Quakeinfo.org — Things you can do around your house to prepare for an earthquake

QuakeInfo.org
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

QuakeSmart — This site will show you how mitigation can work for you and how to reduce your risks in three steps: understanding what's at risk, making a plan, and getting the work done. Each step has a checklist to guide you.

FEMA & NEHRP
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

QuakeSmart — Risk awareness and mitigation information for businesses.

QuakeSmart
  • Societal Effects
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Ray Tracing Animations — animations for various earth models and types of seismic reflections and refractions

Washington Univ.
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • College

Recommended Reading about Earthquakes for Kids and Adults — list of books

USGS
  • Books
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school

Reducing Earthquake Hazards in Schools — identification of nonstructural hazards at schools

John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Relief Web — Online gateway to information on disasters

Relief Web
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Remote-Sensing Seismic Activities — you are the planner, and you have to consider the earthquake hazards and risks

Montgomery Cty Public Schools
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • Societal Effects
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School
  • High School

Rock'n on Shakey Ground (4MB PDF) — The basics of earthquake science written especially for the elementary school level.

USGS & Green Frog News
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • Elementary school

San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek — Interactive, 360 degree panorama of the San Andreas Fault. Aerial photos of the fault taken from a kite.

USGS
  • Crustal deformation
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Geology
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

San Andreas Fault Fly-Over — virtual fly-over of the San Andreas Fault

JPL/NASA
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

San Andreas Fault, The — overview of the San Andreas Fault, online USGS general interest publication

USGS
  • Basics
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Savage Earth, The — slick presentation of the earthquake basics with great graphics and animations

PBS
  • Basics
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Prediction
  • Seismic waves
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Schoolyard Geology — Online lesson plans with photos and images. Excellent geologic activities you can do anywhere! Education standards info included.

USGS
  • Geology
  • Maps
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Elementary school
  • Middle School

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.

Carleton College
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • Elementary school
  • High School
  • Middle School

Science Fair Project Ideas — specific projects with directions and ideas

USGS
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elementary school

Science of Earthquakes, The — brief and basic earthquake science concepts

USGS
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elementary school
  • College

Science of Tsunami Hazards - International Journal — Collection of downloadable journal articles in PDF format.

Tsunami Society
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • College

Sea-Floor Spreading and Subduction, How to Build a Model Illustrating — Three-dimensional, cut-and-paste paper model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction.

USGS
  • Modeling
  • Geology
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

Seismic Seiches — Description and history of seismic seiches.

USGS
  • Seismic Seiches
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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 Seiches
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Seismic Waves — graphics to explain different types of seismic waves

UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Seismic Waves — demonstration on different types of seismic waves

Aspire
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School

Seismic/Eruption — A free program (PC) you can download for the visualization of seismicity and volcanic activity in space and time

SUNY Binghamton
  • Seismicity
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • High School
  • College

Seismo-Teaching Resources — Links for resources and activities to support teaching the topic of seismology.

Berkeley
  • Hazards
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • Middle School

Seismographs: Keeping Track of Earthquakes — brief description on how seismographs work to locate earthquakes

USGS
  • Seismic waves
  • Networks
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Seismology Teaching Resources — Educational page with seismo links, diagrams, animations, and other teaching resources.

Arizona State University
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • Crustal deformation
  • Hazards
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

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

Blackwell Publishing
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • Books
  • Basics
  • Plate tectonics
  • Seismic waves
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • College
  • General Audience

Severity of an Earthquake, The — measuring earthquakes, online USGS general interest publication

USGS
  • Magnitudes
  • Intensity
  • Hazards
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Shake, Rattle, and Slide — Lessons, activities, and slide shows about earthquakes, volcanoes, and glaciers.

University of Illinois Extension
  • Basics
  • Earthquake facts
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

Shakes & Quakes — Legos and earthquakes

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Lessons online
  • Shaking
  • Education resources
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

Soil & Earthquakes — explains liquefaction

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
  • Lessons online
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • College

Southern California Earthquakes, Faults, Photos & Rupture Movies — all things "earthquake" in southern California

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) & USGS
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College
  • Middle School

Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module — excellent graphics, animations and activities

USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
  • Plate tectonics
  • GPS
  • Education resources
  • Basics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Strengthening Wood Frame Houses for Earthquake Safety — addresses weaknesses in wood frame homes

John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Structural Engineers Celebrating Earthquake Safety — Why earthquakes happen, why some buildings fail, how structural engineers study earthquakes.

Structural Engineers Association of Northen California
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Surfing for Earthquakes and Volcanoes — lesson plan using Internet

Berkeley
  • Seismicity
  • Lessons online
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

Table-Top Earthquakes — USGS Open-File Report 98-767 (online)

USGS
  • Education resources
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • College

TASA Graphic Arts, Inc. — Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, The Theory of Plate Tectonics CDROMS, and more you can order

TASA Graphic Arts, Inc.
  • Education resources
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • College

Teacher's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area Geophysics Maps — USGS Open File Report 95-479 (online)

USGS
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Education resources
  • Seismicity
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School

Tectonic Geomorphology: Figures — Figures from the book "Tectonic Geomorphology" by Douglas W. Burbank and Robert S. Anderson

Institute for Crustal Studies
  • Earth structure
  • Books
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconGraphics
  • College

The Emergency Preparedness Handbook — suggestions on being prepared for earthquakes

Los Angeles City Fire Department
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

The Parkfield, California Earthquake Experiment — Information about past earthquakes and current monitoring efforts.

USGS
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Parkfield
  • Prediction
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Seismicity
  • Shaking
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

The Physics of Tsunamis — Explains the mechanisms of tsunami generation and propagation.

Univ. of Washington
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

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
  • Magnitudes
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

The Wave that Shook the World — Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.

PBS-NOVA
  • Books
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Lessons online
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • iconInteractive
  • iconLesson Plans
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School

The World Clock - Time Zones — Displays list of cities with local time. Many selections available. May select city by continent, capital cities, and more.

Time and Date AS / Steffen Thorsen
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Theory of the Earth — online book on the science of earthquakes

Caltech
  • Tsunamis
  • Plate tectonics
  • Books
  • Basics
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • College

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 Anderson’s Theory of the Earth (1989).

Caltech
  • Basics
  • Books
  • Plate tectonics
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • College

This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics — excellent comprehensive overview of plate tectonics with excellent graphics, online USGS general interest publication

USGS
  • Basics
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

This Dynamic Planet — World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics

USGS
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Time Zone Conversion — Table of conversions from UTC to some US time zones, standard and dailylight savings time.

Department of the Navy
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Today in Earthquake History — what happened today in earthquake history

USGS
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Earthquake facts
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

Tohoku, Japan 2011 M9.0 Educational Slides — Educational slides for the 2011 Tohoku,Japan M9.0 Earthquake ( PDF version

USGS
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • Intensity
  • Plate tectonics
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • High School

Tour of San Andreas Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area — virtual field trip

Stanford
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Tour of the Calavaras Fault — virtual field trip

Stanford Exploration Project
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • San Andreas Fault
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Tracing earthquakes: seismology in the classroom — Reconstructing an ancient Chinese seismograph, a simple wave machine, and investigating earthquake-proof buildings.

Science in School
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInfo
  • iconLesson Plans
  • High School
  • Middle School

Transforming California: Landforms of the San Andreas Fault — PowerPoint presentation of digital images (60.7 Mb) exploring the landforms found along the San Andreas Fault. Designed for classroom use with a complementing narrative for each slide. One of the many Earthtrip Virtual Field Trips to explore.

Paleontological Research Institution
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Societal Effects
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Plate tectonics
  • Parkfield
  • Paleoseismology
  • Geology
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • Crustal deformation
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Travel Time Curves — travel time graph for seismic waves

USGS
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • College

Try It Yourself Calculator — How much bigger is a magnitude 8.7 earthquake than a magnitude 5.8 earthquake?

USGS
  • Magnitudes
  • iconInfo
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconInteractive
  • College
  • General Audience
  • High School
  • Middle School

Tsunami — Interactive presentation covering the science of tsunamis, preparedness, research, and historical tsunamis.

Woods Hole
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College
  • Middle School

Tsunami FAQ — Tsunamis: Frequently Asked Questions

NOAA
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Tsunami Hazard Mitigation — Information about tsunamis that may save your life. Material excerpted from "Tsunami! The Great Waves"

Univ. of Washington
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Tsunami Hazards — "Surviving a Tsunami" brochure, tips, information, and evacuation brochures and maps.

WA Military Dept - Emergency Managment Division
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Tsunami Information for Kids — Brochures, coloring books, and educational links for kids.

NOAA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconFun & Games
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo
  • Elementary school
  • Middle School

Tsunami Portal — Links to Warning Centers and educational information.

NOAA
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInfo

Tsunami Preparedness Guidebook — Downloadable PDF and additional links to tsunami preparedness websites.

GeoHazards International
  • Tsunamis
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Tsunami Resources — General information about tsunamis and preparedness, including evacuation routes for coastal towns in Washington.

WA Military Dept - Emergency Mngmt Division
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Tsunami Websites — compilation of websites that provide current tsunami information

USGS

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
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Tsunami! - Tsunamis Past and Present — Basics about tsunamis, information about preparedness, and links to additional resources.

Univ. of Washington
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • College
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Tsunami: The Great Waves — Basic information about the basics of tsunamis.

NOAA
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Tsunamis — short news piece with images

The Why Files
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Tsunamis — Basic science of tsunamis, preparedness, and focus on California and historical information.

California Geological Survey
  • Preparedness & Response
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Tusnami Research Center — Tsunami research at USC.

Univ. of Southern California
  • Tsunamis
  • iconInfo
  • College
  • General Audience

U.S. State Department - Travel Warnings & Consular Info Sheets — Information for people planning on traveling abroad

U.S. State Department
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Uncovering the San Andreas Fault (PDF) — Earthquake Trail: What Makes the Geology of Point Reyes National Seashore So Special?

National Park Service
  • Geology
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Field trips - virtual, real
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Understanding Earthquakes — quiz, descriptions and animations

UC Santa Barbara
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Basics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience

Understanding Earthquakes Makes for Messy Science — Earthquake processes typically occur tens of miles below the Earth's surface and over geologic time, away from direct observation. Earthquake science, in particular, is often subject to interpretation and bias.

USGS
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Understanding Quakes — description, photos, and graphics of earthquake basics and effects of earthquakes in Turkey

The Why Files
  • Basics
  • Damage from Earthquakes
  • Deaths from Earthquakes
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • Photos, Earthquake
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Hazards
  • Historic Earthquakes
  • History-Earthquakes, Seismology
  • Maps
  • Plate tectonics
  • Prediction
  • Seismic waves
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Understanding Tsunamis — learn about tsunamis with a model

DiscoverySchool.com
  • Tsunamis
  • Lessons online
  • Education resources
  • iconLesson Plans
  • Middle School

Universal Time and Greenwich Mean Time — Explains the similarities and differences between the two types of time standards.

US Naval Observatory
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Universal Time Gif Clock — GIf image of Universal Time

Department of the Navy
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

UPSeis Seismology Questions Answered — magnitudes, research, locations, seismic waves, and all the basics explained, as well as preparedness and hazards

UPSeis, Univ. of Michigan
  • Basics
  • Effects, Earthquake
  • Hazards
  • Instrumentation, seismographs, monitoring
  • iconInfo
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

US Agency for International Development — US agency set up to provide relief to other countries suffering from disaster

USAID
  • Preparedness & Response
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

USGS Maps: Earthquakes-Volcanoes-Landslides — Purchase maps based on earthquake, volcano, and landslide hazards

USGS
  • Plate tectonics
  • Maps
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • Earth structure
  • Seismicity
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

Virtual Earthquake & Other Labs — you're the scientist, and you have to locate the earthquake and determine the magnitude

Calstate LA
  • Seismic waves
  • Magnitudes
  • Locating Earthquakes
  • Geology
  • Education resources
  • iconInteractive
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Virtual Earthquake Engineering — interactive demonstration of the effects of earthquake retrofitting

S. Illinois Univ.
  • Engineering, Earthquake
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Virtual Plate Reconstructions — exploration of plate tectonics

Univ. of Kentucky
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconInteractive
  • iconGraphics
  • High School
  • College

Volcano World's Activities for Plate Tectonics — slide-style coverage of the basics

Oregon State University
  • Basics
  • Education resources
  • Geology
  • Lessons online
  • Plate tectonics
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elementary school
  • College

Wallace Creek Interpretive Trail Guide — Interactive online trail guide to Wallace Creek site on the San Andreas Fault

USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconInfo
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • College

What Are the U.S. Time Zones? — Table of how to determine time in any US time zone, given UTC time. Contains a short history of standard time in the US.

Department of the Navy
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

What is Universal Time? (U.S. Naval Observatory) — Explanation of Universal Time.

U.S. Naval Observatory
  • Time Information

What is UTC? — Description of Universal Time.

NASA/MSFC/ESSD
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

What on Earth is Plate Tectonics? — excellent presentation with vivid graphics

USGS & U.S. National Park Service
  • Plate tectonics
  • Earth structure
  • iconGraphics
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • General Audience
  • Elementary school
  • College

What Time Is It? — Displays current UTC time, and current time in US time zones.

Department of the Navy
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Where are the Fault Lines in the United States East of the Rocky Mountains? — Information on where the fault lines are in states east of the Rocky Mountains.

USGS
  • Surface features - Faults, Earthquakes
  • Hazards
  • Faults - SS, DS, Thrust, etc.
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Who Dunit? and the Law of Superposition (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 WhoDunit? investigation and then use your skills to solve a geological mystery

USGS
  • Trenching
  • Paleoseismology
  • Lessons online
  • Geology
  • Education resources
  • Earth structure
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • Elementary school

World Time Zone Map — World time zones.

U.S. Naval Observatory
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

World Time Zones — Information on World time zones, including maps, US law, and information by country.

Department of the Navy
  • Time Information
  • iconInfo
  • General Audience

Xpeditions: Earthquakes & Volcanoes — Compare plate tectonic maps with population density maps, and analyze what these maps imply about population and seismic hazards.

National Geographic
  • Societal Effects
  • Plate tectonics
  • Maps
  • Locations
  • Lessons online
  • iconLesson Plans
  • iconGraphics
  • iconInteractive
  • Middle School
  • Elementary school