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This map of world seismicity illustrates earthquake data for the years 1991 through 1996. It is intended to provide a sense of the depth distribution of earthquakes. Plate boundaries are shown, along with diffuse regions of seismicity, such as in central Asia, and earthquake locations are color-coded to indicate the depths at which they occurred. In addition to the map, selected cross-sections of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Modeled dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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According to theory of plate tectonics, Earth is an active planet -- its surface is composed of many individual plates that move and interact, constantly changing and reshaping Earth's outer layer. Volcanoes and earthquakes both result from the movement of tectonic plates. This interactive feature shows the relationship between earthquakes and volcanoes and the boundaries of tectonic plates. By clicking ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Map, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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This report describes how the work of K. Wadati, Charles F. Richter, Harry O. Wood, and Beno Gutenberg resulted in a way of rating earthquakes in southern California according to an instrumental analysis of the amount of energy they released in the form of seismic waves. This work resulted in the first use of the term "magnitude" for describing the amount of energy released by an earthquake, and in ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material, Modeled dataset
Subject: Geophysics
 
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Students use data provided in REV (Rapid Earthquake Viewer) to compare the amplitude of the seismic waves recorded as a result of ground shaking from recent earthquakes. They explore the concept of a logarithmic scale, and create a graph using a logarithmic axis. By graphing and comparing data for earthquakes of different magnitudes recorded at similar distances from the epicenter, students discover ... 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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The World-Wide Earthquake Locator provides up-to-date information and detailed dynamic maps of earthquakes across the world within a maximum of 24 hours of their occurence. Features include a current earthquake page with reports listed in chronological order, a catalog query page where users can search the earthquake database and map the results, and an animated map that shows worldwide activity for ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This set of lists and maps provides information on the latest earthquakes for the 50 states and Puerto Rico. The lists are organized by date and time, and by magnitude. On the interactive maps, symbols are coded by size (larger symbols mean greater magnitude) and by color (last hour, last day, last week). Clicking on individual map symbols links to detailed maps and written information for the selected ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This set of lists and maps provides information on the all earthquakes occurring in the world for the past seven days. The lists are organized by date, time, and magnitude; the interactive maps are organized by region. On the maps, symbols are coded by size (larger symbols mean greater magnitude) and by color (last hour, last day, last week). Clicking on individual map symbols links to detailed maps ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Discovering Plate Boundaries is based on 5 world maps containing earthquake, volcano, topography, satellite gravity, and seafloor age data. The novel aspect of the exercise is the "jigsaw" manner in which student groups access the maps and use them to discover, classify, and describe plate boundary types. The exercise is based only on observation and description, which makes it useful at a wide variety ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Map, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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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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This web collection from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series will help undergraduate faculty and students use a new approach to teaching and learning oceanography. The site features the use of models, datasets and visualizations in teaching. The site features a collection of data-rich resources, example teaching activities and visualizations that illustrate oceanography topics. Materials from ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific, Educational portal, In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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