Educational Links


Links to other resources for teaching seismology.


All Audiences

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Additional IRIS Resources

Locate an Earthquake Online!

This site allows you to enter user-defined data for display of up to 4 seismic stations as well as the and the radius of an arc to the epicenter as calculated from an S minus P epicenter location method.

US Geological Survey Sites

Earthquake Hazards Program

Latest earthquake information, hazards and preparedness, studying earthquakes, and related sites.

Locate an Earthquake

A tutorial on how earthquake epicenters are determined

Plate Tectonics

The Dynamic Earth - the Story of Plate Tectonics

The Learning Web

Many resources for K-12 education.

Albuquerque Seismological Lab

Provides a list of Educational Resources as well as data for USGS sites around the world. (see the Live Internet Seismic Server!)

All Shook Up

Earthquakes for Kids

Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity Scales

Including The Richter Magnitude Scale and The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.

Earthquake hazard maps

Government and Academic Seismology Sites

Including current and past earthquakes, maps, and geologic information.

Other Sites

Rapid Earthquake Viewer (REV)

Gives you access to data from seismograph stations around the world.

UNAVCO Education and Outreach

Educational materials and activities related to measuring Earth deformation, including access to data

EarthScope Education and Outreach

Information and activities related to a study of the structure and dynamics of North America

Stop Disasters!

A hazard mitigation and disaster simulation game from UN/ISDR.

FEMA for Teachers

Surfing the Internet for Earthquake Data

Links to a wide variety of seismology-related websites where original seismic data or seismic research information is available.

Seismology: Resources for Teachers

Reference information, maps, videotapes, slide sets, hardware/software, seismographs, databases from Purdue University.

Seismological Society of America

An international association devoted to the advancement of earthquake science.

Boston College

Alan Kafka of Boston College has a great page with lots Science Education links.

Create Your Own Earthquake

From University of Arizona.

Plate Tectonics

Information on Plate Tectonics CD-ROM by Tasa.

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country online from SCEC.

University of California, Berkeley

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research

Public Seismic Network (PSN)

Bathymetry Maps

Online ocean bathymetry maps for comparing with plate boundaries and earthquake epicenter maps from NOAA.

National Geophysical Data Center

Earth's topography and seismicity images from the National Geophysical Data Center.

California Institute of Technology

Seismology Laboratory home page.

Virtual Earthquake

Brought to you by the Electronic Desktop Program and California State University, Los Angeles

Geological Society of America

Education and teacher resources

CERI at the University of Memphis

Plots central US earthquakes on an interactive map in near-real time

Earthquake Education and Resources

New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources at New Mexico Tech


An informative website which provides an overview on seismology, seismic waves, magnitude scales and more. Maintained by the Geology Department at Michigan Technological University

Tsunami Sites

PBS site

Includes animations and audio from the Savage Earth series!

NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

University of Washington