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Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics: Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center
This resource displays a list of the most recent large earthquakes with links to detailed information about them. In addition it offers links to video replays of recent special events. Personnel at IGPP (the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics) are responsible for the collection and distribution of seismic data from several regional networks, small aperture arrays, and portable instrument deployments. They maintain local archives of all data collected and distribute the data through the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Data Managment Center (IRIS-DMC). Detailed information and research results are available for all of the networks they currently operate, or have installed in the past. Students can select a location on either of two maps to learn more about current or past deployments, or choose to use the Deployment menu. Other links lead to more information about earthquakes and their detection including a Frequently Asked Questions feature.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-561
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Vernon
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography