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Virtual Earthquake is an interactive web-based program designed to introduce the concepts of how an earthquake epicenter is located and how the Richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined. Virtual Earthquake shows the recordings of an earthquake's seismic waves detected by instruments far away from the earthquake. The instrument recording the seismic waves is called a seismograph and the recording ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This interactive feature shows students how an earthquake epicenter is located and how Richter magnitude is determined. They will use recordings of seismograms from three stations (provided in the activity), learn the difference between the focus and epicenter of an earthquake, and that the magnitude of an earthquake is an estimate of the amount of energy that it has released. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) publication discusses earthquake intensity versus earthquake magnitude. It covers the differences between the two scales: Richter (magnitude), and Mercalli (intensity), as well as provides some photos of major earthquake damage. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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This web site provides a short, interactive, four-question quiz on earthquakes focusing the the largest earthquake in both the world and in recent US history, preparedness, and the development of seismic instrumentation. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Virtual Earthquake is an interactive computer program designed to introduce you to the concepts of how an earthquake epicenter is located and how the richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined. The program operates by showing you a seismogram detected by instruments far away from the earthquake. You are to locate the epicenter of an earthquake by making simple measurments on three seismograms ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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This activity has students explore data for a recent earthquake, recording observations about where the earthquake occurred, where ground motion was recorded, and where it was felt. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This is the homepage of the Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). This page points to information on earthquakes in Northern California, the United States, and the world. Topics include reports on recent large earthquakes, real-time earthquake maps, real-time shaking maps, real-time seismograms, earthquake network reports and updates, recent and significant ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, Report, Government portal
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This site features earthquake related Flash animations and real video footage. The visualizations illustrate how seismographs work, p and s waves, earthquake foci versus epicenters, tsunami formation, as well as an earthquake video recorded by security cameras. These resources portray a variety of environments and are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video
Subject: Geophysics
 
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This United States Geological Survey (USGS) website is part of the Earthquake Hazard Program (EHP), and is hosted by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC). The Lists highlight the history of earthquake occurrences around the world. There are general trends and statistics, documentation of the largest earthquakes to ever occur, the most destructive in history, those with high death tolls, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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The Rapid Earthquake Viewer (REV) provides access to earthquake data from seismograph recording stations around the world. The Earthquake View lets users select an earthquake and see data at various stations. The Station View allows users to see if any ground motion has been recorded at a particular station. Lesson plans are being developed for REV, aimed primarly at the middle school level. The resource ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Glossary, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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