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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 site serves to belie several popular myths about earthquakes. Students will learn that most earthquakes do not occur in the early morning and one cannot be swallowed up by an earthquake. In addition, there is no such thing as earthquake weather and California is not falling into the ocean. On the more practical side, students can learn that good building codes do not insure good buildings, it ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: 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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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 portion of the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) frequently-asked-questions feature on earthquakes addresses what individuals might actually experience during an earthquake. Topics include earthquake motion (rolling or shaking), earthquake effects (ground shaking, surface faulting, ground failure, etc.), earthquake magnitude, what an earthquake feels like, and others. There are also links ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ask an expert
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, 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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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 a very extensive site about earthquakes. It is the USGS (United States Geological Survey) National Earthquake Information site. The site provides access to near real time earthquake data from around the world, as well as data for recent earthquakes (last 3 weeks). The site can also be searched for information on specific earthquakes by time or location. There is a General Earthquake Information ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, Government portal, Email lists, In-situ dataset
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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