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Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

This source is a clearinghouse of scientific information about the Yellowstone volcanic system. Topics include recent seismic and thermal activity, volcanic history, references and maps, a photo ...

Current Activity at the Yellowstone Volcanic System

This website provides a monthly summary of current geologic events that relate to the Yellowstone volcanic system. The summary includes information about earthquakes, hydrothermal activity, and other ...

Seismic Map for Yellowstone

A map of known hazardous faults and fault zones in Yellowstone National Park plotted with real-time earthquake data. The earthquake epicenters can be clicked for more information.

National Earthquake Information Center

This is a very extensive site about earthquakes. The USGS NEIC site provides access to near real time earthquake data from around the world, as well as data for recent earthquakes (last 3 weeks). The ...

Significant Earthquake Database

The Significant Earthquake Database is a global digital database containing information on more than 5,000 destructive earthquakes from 2150 B.C. to the present. Users can access these data in two ...

Discover Our Earth

The Discover Our Earth collection is designed to enhance learning of Earth Science topics including earthquakes, volcanoes, topography, plate tectonics and sea level change. Discover our Earth is a ...

The San Andreas Fault

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) publication discusses the San Andreas Fault in California; specifically what has caused the fault, where it is located, surface features that characterize ...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS): Education and Outreach

This consortium of research universities is dedicated to exploring the Earth's interior through the acquisition and distribution of seismic data. Educational resources include high-quality, one-page ...

Earthquake Shaking and Damage

This homework exercise is designed to familiarize students with earthquake shaking, acceleration, intensity and hazards, including the quantitative measurement of these properties. Students analyze ...

UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

The University of California at Berkeley Seismological Laboratory home page provides access to the many programs, products and activities of the Laboratory. Earthquake monitoring activities include ...

How Japan Shifted

This map, from ESRI, shows how much the earth's surface in Japan shifted because of tectonic plate movement following the March 2011 earthquake. Viewers can use the time slider tool to also see the ...

PPP Kinamatic Solution for the Great Tohoku Earthquake, M9.0

This website features animations that show coordinate variations every 1 sec. relative to the pre-earthquake a priori coordinates from the March 2011 Japan earthquake. There are four animation movie ...

Corrections of the Indian gauge data used for early assessments of the great 26 December 2004 earthquake

This resource is an abstract. This study re-evaluates slip velocity over the region of the December 26, 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Using new data, the authors found that a mixed mode of slip ...

Listening to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami quake

This resource is an abstract. This study tracks the movement of the rupture that caused the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami by comparing recordings of sound waves from five sensors located ...

How volcanic eruptions cause tsunamis

This study investigates the effect of pyroclastic flows on tsunami generation. The authors analyzed several possible mechanisms that occur when the particle rich flows encounter water and conclude ...

Using GPS for earthquake imaging

This resource provides an abstract. The authors used a dense array of Global Positioning System (GPS) stations to model how the Earth slipped during the 2003 8.0-magnitude Tokachi-Oki earthquake near ...

3-D Simulations of Magnitude 7.1 Earthquakes Along the Hayward Fault

This set of simulations presents the results of simulated ground motions in the San Francisco Bay Area due to earthquakes of Magnitude 7.1 along the Hayward fault. Three rupture scenarios are ...

Crustal structure and tectonics from the Los Angeles basin to the Mojave Desert, southern California
A seismic refraction and low-fold reflection survey, known as the Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment (LARSE), was conducted along a transect extending from Seal Beach, California, to the Mojave ...

Misconception of energy release in earthquakes
Analyzes how textbooks define and describe an earthquake focus or hypocenter. Provides examples from textbooks that reflect an absence of precision in words and diagrams that can foster ...

Scent of a myth: tectonics, geochemistry and geomythology at Delphi (Greece)
Extensive geochemical investigation (of water, travertine, soil and diffuse gas), coupled with geo-structural analysis, provides new insights into local fault-fluid interaction and allows us to ...

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