NOTE:  This software is no longer being supported.  IRIS is in the process of creating a replacement application that will offer seismograms worldwide for significant earthquakes. Available Fall 2017.

The Rapid Earthquake Viewer (REV) provides access to data seismograms from seismograph stations around the world in three "mouse clicks". In REV you can seismic data for an event as three-component data from a single station or a record section (many seismograms each from a single station progressively further away).

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A beautiful map of the latest earthquakes in near-real time. The map also provides links to related resources, news, and connections to 3D maps.
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jAmaSeis is a free, java-based program that allows users to obtain and display seismic data in real-time from either a local instrument or from remote stations.

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A free software-only tool that turns you Mac laptop into a powerful, educational, three-axis seismograph. Great for helping students interpret seismic waves!
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QCNLive is interactive software developed for hands-on education about Earthquake Seismology. There are several modules within QCNLive for learning about earthquake vibrations and where earthquakes occur. The software measures and plots real-time motions acquired from several types of internal and/or external Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS).
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Watch how earthquake and volcanic activity changes in space and time throughout the earth.

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An interactive program to locate earthquakes using P-wave arrivals

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AmaSeis is the software used to record earthquakes with the AS-1 Seismometer. It can also be used to view AS-1 seismic data from other schools by simply acquiring their files and saving them on your computer. To understand how to use the software there is an accompanying AmaSeis Manual.

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An education and outreach tool for seismology that aims to make it easy for non-seismologists to retrieve, display and analyze seismic data.
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The IRIS Earthquake Browser (IEB) is an interactive map for exploring millions of seismic event epicenters (normally earthquakes) on a map of the world. Selections of up to 5000 events can also be viewed in 3D and freely rotated with the 3D Viewer companion tool.

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The Searchable Product Depository (SPUD) is the IRIS DMC's primary data product management system. Complementing the DMC's SEED and assembled data archives, which contain time series recordings, the SPUD system primarily contains derivative data products of other types (images, movies, etc.) created either at the DMC or by members of the community.

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Use our online San Andreas Fault simulator to explore how the length, width, and slip of a fault contribute to the amount of energy released by an earthquake. 

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An interactive website, where one can investigate the classic Earth science analogy; "Seismic waves radiate outward from an earthquake's epicenter like ripples on water". 

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Seismic Waves is a browser-based tool to visualize the propagation of seismic waves from historic earthquakes through Earth’s interior and around its surface. Easy-to-use controls speed-up, slow-down, or reverse the wave propagation. By carefully examining these seismic wave fronts and their propagation, the Seismic Waves tool illustrates how earthquakes can provide evidence that allows us to infer Earth’s interior structure.

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A simple Java interface desigend specifically to allow students to display the results of an S-P lab in Google Earth by creating a KML file. 

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The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology has plotted over 100 Recent Earthquake Teachable Moment presentations into Google Earth, available as a .kml file that is updated whenever a new RETM is released by IRIS. These teachable moments are rapid-response presentations for educators following worldwide earthquakes of greater than magnitude 7.0, and newsworthy smaller earthquakes.

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