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This page describes how quickly an earthquake-triggered lahar happened and the losses that occurred. Some losses may have occurred because people did not know they should flee to high ground after an earthquake. Within minutes of the 1994 magnitude 6.4 earthquake beneath the south-southwest flank of Nevado del Huila volcano in Colombia, dozens of landslides swept down from the steep valleys above ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Report
Subject: Natural hazards
 
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At this interactive site the student attempts to rate the eruption of a volcano according to the Volcanic Explosive Index (VEI). After seeing the step by step eruption of an actual volcano, the student is introduced to VEI scale, which includes a description of the eruption, volume of ejected material, plume height, eruption type, duration, total known eruptions with that VEI, and an example. Each ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Email a USGS scientist your question on volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, rivers, even some biology. Explore the USGS website and the Frequently Asked Questions section to see if your question has already been answered. Scientists will not answer some types of questions, so read the directions before submitting a question. Site also features other USGS ... 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: Ask an expert
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology
 
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The Savage Earth website is the on-line companion to the PBS television series of the same name. This site tells the stories of several great natural disasters, particularly the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that destroyed Pompeii and the 1994 earthquake in Kobe, Japan. It contains articles on the earth's crust and plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Each article features ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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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 glossary of terms is specific to the discussion of volcanoes. It contains terms such as aa (a type of lava), and silicic (a term used to describe silica-rich volcanic rock or magma). Many of the terms not only have definitions, but serve as active links to sites with additional information about the term. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site contains links to downloadable lesson plans sorted by topic, age and type. Topics covered include earthquakes, volcanoes, energy, paleontology, environmental sciences, mapping, plate tectonics, space science, water, weather, climate, rocks, minerals and mining. Additional links to educational information sources, computer software, videos, books and other teaching media are provided. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Clearinghouse
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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This site contains informative lecture notes on twenty-one topics is physcial geology: First Look at Planet Earth, The Dynamic Earth, Atoms and Minerals, Volcanoes and Magmas, Weathering and Soils, Sediment and Sedimentary Rock, Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rock, Geologic Time, Mass-Wasting, Streams and Drainage Systems, Groundwater, Glaciers and Glaciation, Wind Action and Deserts, Oceans and Ocean ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Syllabus, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology
 
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Natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes affect both coastal and inland areas. Long-term data from these events, including photographs, can be used to establish the past record of natural hazard event occurrences. These data are also important for planning, response, and mitigation of future events. The National Geophysical Data Center plays a major role in post-event data collection. ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Government portal, Clearinghouse, In-situ dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Natural hazards
 
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The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries brings geologic information about the state of Oregon to the public. Topics covered include general geology of Oregon, fossils, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, gems and minerals, and debris flows. Details about mined land reclamation and oil, gas, and geothermal projects are given. Oregon Geology magazine's latest issue is available to download, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Periodical
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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