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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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Students will use online earthquake hazard maps and other relevant geological information to assess hazards to life and property associated with hypothetical earthquakes of differing magnitude. Students working in small groups use this information to develop strategies to reduce damage and loss of life in the area near their home or school. This lesson will help students gain an understanding of the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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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 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 is the earthquake information page of the Natural Resources Canada Geologic Survey. It contains links to reports, maps, and lists of recent earthquakes, information and hazards as well as earthquake research and network and data archives. Links also connect to information on earthquake hazards, products and publications, a site to report earthquakes, and a link to other earthquake resources. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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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 tutorial is designed to help you and your students become familiar with the Rapid Earthquake Viewer (REV), an interactive website that provides access to earthquake data from seismograph stations around the world. REV gathers earthquake data from seismic networks around the Earth and posts information about recent notable earthquakes so you can see where they happened and view the seismograms ... 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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USGS provides detailed fact sheets, research reports and case studies of coastal erosion caused by El Nino events in California. Other natural hazards are also covered, including earthquakes, tsunami, and landslides, illustrated with maps, photos, animated simulations, extensive links to resources by experts. Sort by topic to see all entries about coastal issues, environmental issues, mapping and ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Video, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material, Abstract / Summary, Educational portal, Government portal, Ask an expert, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, 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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