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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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Cool Earthquake Facts — fascinating earthquake facts

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

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

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 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'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

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 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 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 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 Prediction, Societal Implications — technical paper

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

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 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: 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

Washington Univ.
  • Seismic waves
  • iconGraphics
  • College

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

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 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

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/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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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! - 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

Tsunamis — short news piece with images

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

Tusnami Research Center — Tsunami research at USC.

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

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

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 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