Educational Fact Sheets

The IRIS E&O program has created one-page handouts related to seismology for use in the classroom or public information forums. These "Fact Sheets" are available upon request from IRIS Headquarters or you can download Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formatted copies of these high-quality handouts from this page. Ahora tambien tenemos la versión en Español!

To request E&O materials, please send an email to EandOproduct@iris.edu with the following information:

  1. Names of item(s) you are requesting along with respective quantities.  Please list posters and one-pagers on separate lines.  
  2. Full mailing address, including phone number, where the materials should be sent.
  3. Indicate what purpose the materials will be serving.
  4. Date materials are needed by (if applicable).


PLEASE NOTE: Time-sensitive requests must be sent at least three weeks before the date they are needed.  When e-mailing a time-sensitive request, please write "Time-Sensitive Request" in the subject line. 

 

IRIS also has several educational posters available for order.

 

No. 1. Watch Earthquakes as they Occur: An Introduction to the Seismic Monitor

In English | download 260 kb pdf

en Español | download 240 kb pdf

 

 

 

 

 

No. 2. Why do Earthquakes Happen?

In English | download high-resolution pdf (3.23 Mb)  UPDATED!

 

en Español | download low-resolution pdf (60 kb)

en Español | download high-resolution pdf (2.2 Mb)

 

 

 

 

No. 3. How Often do Earthquakes Occur?

In English | download 348 kb pdf  UPDATED!

en Español | download 180 kb pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. 4. Seismic Events of Special Interest

In English | download 6.84 Mb pdf  UPDATED!

en Español | download 3.2 Mb pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. 5. Exploring the Earth Using Seismology

In English | download low-resolution pdf (84 kb)

In English | download high-resolution pdf (1.9 Mb)

 

en Español | download low-resolution pdf (696 kb)

en Español | download high-resolution pdf (1.9 Mb)

 

 

 

No. 6. How are Earthquakes Located?

In English | download 536 kb pdf

en Español | download 540 kb pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. 7. How Does a Seismometer Work?

In English | download 424 kb pdf

en Español | download 371 kb pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special One-Pager. Rapid Earthquake Viewer Activity: Did the Earth Shake Where You Live?

In English | download 484 kb pdf