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Earthquakes -- Study and teaching

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The New World-wide Earthquake Locator

The World-Wide Earthquake Locator, developed at the University of Edinburgh, "aims to provide up-to-date information and detailed dynamic maps of earthquakes across the world within a maximum of 24 hours of their occurrence." Through online, interactive maps, users can determine the location, size, and time of recent earthquakes. While the authors concede that the prediction model is inaccurate,...

https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/~quakes/v6_beta/map.html
IRIS Seismic Monitor

The IRIS Seismic Monitor allows users to monitor global earthquakes in near real time. Researchers can locate the geology, vault conditions, site description, station instrumentation, and additional information on stations throughout the world. Visitors can learn about the latest earthquake news, including special reports of earthquakes that significantly affected human populations or had...

http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/
Exploratorium: Faultline

How can the drama and power of an actual earthquake be brought online? It’s a difficult task, but the good and talented people at the Exploratorium deserve multiple huzzahs for their fine efforts on this site. Designed to provide some basic information about the nature of earthquakes, the site contains five primary sections. Under the “Quake Basics” heading, visitors can expect to learn about the...

https://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/index.html
Earthquake Science Explained-A Series of Ten Short Articles for Students, Teachers, and Families

That swirling bard of American letters and transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once opined "We learn geology the morning after the earthquake." This need never be the case for educators and members of the general public who give careful consideration to this excellent pamphlet created by the United States Geological Survey. Compiled by Matthew A. D'Alessio, this document contains ten short...

https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2006/21/gip-21.pdf
Interactives: Dynamic Earth

Conveying the dynamism of various geologic processes can be hard in the classroom or on the web, but this interactive feature from the Annenberg Media's Learner.org site does quite a fine job of introducing students to plate tectonics, plate boundaries, and such perennial favorites as earthquakes and volcanoes. In the "Earth's Structure" section, visitors can roll the mouse over such features as...

https://www.learner.org/series/interactive-dynamic-earth/
Earth Revealed

What goes on during an earthquake? Who came up with the theory of plate tectonics? What can the fossil record tell us about the evolution of life on Earth? These are all fine questions, and students and educators with a thirst for geological knowledge will find the answers to these (and many more) questions in the "Earth Revealed" television series. Offered as part of the Annenberg Media website,...

https://www.learner.org/series/earth-revealed/
MIT OpenCourseWare: Introduction to Geology

If you are having difficulty remembering the details of the Earth's geological structure or the nature of major minerals and rock types, you can consult this excellent introductory course offered as part of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative. The materials are drawn from Professors Perron and Jagoutz's 2011 "Introduction to Geology" course, and they include a number of lecture notes, available for...

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-...
USGS: Earthquake Topics for Education

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has gathered together this collection of Earthquake Topics for Education, which consists of over a dozen learning links to USGS resources. Popular items include an Animations for Earthquake Terms & Concepts, A Comparison of Two Bay Area Earthquakes: 1989 v. 1906, and This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics, among others. While elementary school,...

https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards/earthquake-hazards/educ...
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