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Earthquake Research Reveals New Information

This brief, three-part report focuses on NSF-sponsored earthquake safety projects. The first section is on the Simmillennium Project, which investigates computer earthquake modeling techniques. The second section concentrates on hospitals, which are particularly difficult to retrofit for earthquake safety because of the sophisticated diagnostic and treatment systems they contain. The report also...

Provided by the British Geological Survey, the Earthquakes Web site contains numerous educational topics for kids. Best suited for junior high school students and older, the site contains information on macroseismology (or the observable effects of earthquakes on people, buildings, and nature); seismic hazards; earthquake monitoring; recent and historical earthquakes; and more. Other links on the...
IRIS: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is a "consortium of over 120 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data." Researchers and science instructors will find a number of resources that may be of interest on this website. These resources include a variety of datasets, available in...
PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech

The PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech offers support of seismic instrumentation, maintenance of equipment, training, and logistical field support for seismology experiments. The website provides thorough explanations of the sensors, data acquisition systems, and other instrumentation. Researchers can find a users guide, schedules of the instrumentation, and forms to request the use...
Seismic Waves

The first site for this Topic in Depth comes from the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Technological University and is called What Is Seismology? (1). The site describes the basics of seismology, the various types of waves associated with it, and even contains a link that shows you how to make your own P and S waves. Next is the Earthquakes Overview site (2...
The Chesapeake Meteor

Presented by the US Geological Survey, The Chesapeake Meteor Web site chronicles the impact created by the meteor. The site explains how the sixth largest crater on earth was formed and also provides ten related lessons on its activities page. Educators will find lesson plans dealing with graded sediments and impact events, meteor showers, aquifers, Eocene astroblemes, seismographs, growing...
The Live Internet Seismic Server

As part of the US Geological Survey, the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory is responsible for installing and maintaining a global network of seismograph stations and collecting and distributing the data produced by these stations. The Live Internet Seismic Server (LISS) Web site provides this data free to the public from over fifty stations around the globe and is updated every 30 minutes. The...
The Seismological Society of America (SSA)

With members throughout the world, The Seismological Society of America's (SSA) goals are to "promote research in seismology, the scientific investigation of earthquakes and related phenomena, to promote public safety by all practical means, and to enlist the support of the people and the government in the attainment of these ends." Users can find out the latest seismological news as well as...
Two New from the USGS: Seismic Hazards Maps of Hawaii

Two new publications from the US Geological Survey (USGS) were posted this month. From the USGS, new probablistic seismic hazard maps for Hawaii are now accessible online. The eight different digital geospatial data sets can be downloaded as ARC/Info, STDS and Metadata files and the maps are in .pdf format.