Earthquake Resources Archive

2017 Jun 15th

New Animation!  “Japan: Overview of Earthquakes & Tectonics”

Japan has more measurable earthquakes than any other country and has over 100 active volcanoes. The tectonics are complicated, but in this animation we look at the basic mechanics of the region as we focus on two famous earthquakes: the 1995 Kobe earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. For additional resources please visit IRIS In Class.


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2017 Jun 2nd

WEBINARS: Geology and Geophysics in the Petroleum Industry

Please join Dr. Fred Schroeder, Retired from Exxon-Mobil and Noble Energy, for lessons from his course on Geology and Geophysics in the Petroleum Industry.
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2017 May 25th

Earth Science FAQ’s

Do you have questions about earthquakes or seismology? Are you interested in learning more about Alaska or Cascadia? Visit our new and improved FAQ page!


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2017 Mar 16th

Animations

Modern seismometers include 3 elements to determine the simultaneous movement in 3 directions: up-down, north-south,and east-west. Each direction gives information about the earthquake. This animation shows both the movement of the three basic waves (P, S, and surface) and the effect of the waves on a building.


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2017 Mar 16th

Undergraduate Internships

NSF REU summer interns conduct geophysical research at IRIS institutions. 


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