Earthquake Resources

Documenting Earthquakes: A Virtual Exhibit in 6 Parts – Caltech
Documenting Earthquakes: A Virtual Exhibit in Six Parts
Caltech's Archives offers this online exhibit comprised of six sections: Documenting the 1906 Quake; the Beginnings of Seismology at Caltech; Charles Richter and the Earthquake Magnitude Scale; Historical Accounts from the George W. Housner Rare Book Collection; Namazu-e: Japanese Earthquake Prints from the George W. Housner Collection; and Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Sir William Hamilton's Report to the Royal Society, 1776-1779.
Earthquakes: FAQ, with a Special Section on New York State – MCEER
New York State Earthquakes
The MCEER Frequently Asked Question page provides answers to questions about New York State earthquakes, earthquakes in general, how earthquakes affect buildings, and earthquake-resistant building design.
Earthquakes and Earthquake Engineering – Science Reference Services of the Library of Congress
Earthquakes and Earthquake Engineering
This Web page lists relevant sources of information on earthquakes, seismology, and earthquake engineering. It is not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, but is designed to guide the user.
Earthquakes for Kids – United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Earthquakes for Kids
This USGS site has links to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Earthquake Pictures, Cool Earthquake Facts, Earthquake ABC, Puzzles & Games, and Science Fair Project Ideas. Categories within the Frequently Asked Questions section provide details and explanations about seismographs and earthquake waves, earthquake myths, how to measure earthquakes, historic earthquakes, and earthquake statistics.
Earthquakes – The Learning Channel at Discovery
Discover Earthquakes
The Discovery site offers a make-a-quake earthquake simulator, a photo gallery of past earthquakes, and several other earthquake and fault resources.
Earthquakes – United States Geological Survey (USGS)
A resource covering such topics as earthquakes in history, where earthquakes occur, how they happen, measuring earthquakes, volcanoes and earthquakes, and predicting earthquakes. Numerous photographs are available, including historical images of major earthquakes and their impacts.
FEMA for Kids – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA for Kids
This FEMA site provides information on how to prepare your home and family for a disaster and discusses floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, thunderstorms, earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, and snowstorms. The section on earthquakes talks about what to do in an earthquake, earthquake facts & fictions, disaster intensity scales, earthquake legends, and disaster stories by kids.
Hear an Earthquake – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Hear an Earthquake
Hear an earthquake that occurred in the northeast Pacific Ocean in April 2001. Scroll to the bottom of page for the link to "listen and view" the onset of seismic events.
Life Along the Faultline: Life and Science in Earthquake Country – Exploratorium
Life Along the Faultline
Several multimedia resources are included on this site, specifically Great Shakes, Quake Basics, and Damage Control which provide information about historical fault activity, seismic design and retrofit of structures, and earthquake measurement and prediction. Within the Active Zone, earthquake songs have been collected, along with photos, graphics, and learning activities.
Online NewsHour: Predicting Earthquakes
Predicting Earthquakes
The text, audio, and video of a report featured on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, on efforts to predict earthquakes — just the beginning of the contents of Predicting Earthquakes, a page on the companion site to the nightly PBS program.
Seismic Monitor – Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Monitoring Earthquakes
This IRIS site monitors earthquakes in near real-time on a world map. The display is updated every 30 minutes using data from the National Earthquake Information Center.
United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program – Learning & Education
Earthquake Hazards Program
This USGS site provides links to earthquake facts, "today in earthquake history," frequently-asked questions, photo collections, preparedness and response information, and educational resources for teachers and students.
What's Next – An Earthquake?
New Madrid Earthquakes
This National Academy of Engineering site provides a link to the WTOP newscast and supporting information regarding the New Madrid earthquakes. Links to background materials, photographs, an introduction to earthquake engineering and the USGS "Top 10" Lists and Maps of Earthquakes are included. An audiofile of this WTOP newscast is also available.