Earthquake Basics Presentation
A similar lecture featuring the USA's Pacific Northwest region is available from the Cascadia EarthScope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program (CEETEP)
This resource is intended for introductory-level geoscience learners from secondary up to adult in a classroom or public lecture. Learners should have some knowledge of plate tectonics (ex. Alaska Plate Tectonics & Geohazards Presentation). Although specific examples are from Alaska, much of the content is widely applicable.
- The slides contain a variety of notes to help users know the intention of the author.
- All the animations associated with the presentation are available above in a zipped file. The smaller animations are embedded within the PowerPoint but are provided again here in case there are any issues. The larger animations should be played outside of the PowerPoint as they is a bit too large to reliably embed. The logical place to do so is indicated in the pptx notes.
- Most likely in a classroom setting an instructor might break this presentation into several sections that go along with different class activities. In the upper right corner of some slides you may see some text that refers to different learner activities that are part of the ANGLE project collection. This should give the user some idea of the slides we generally associate with different activities.
Related activities are:
- Earthquake Machine
- Human Wave: Modeling P and S Waves
- Seismic Slinky: Modeling P and S waves
- USArray Seismic Wave Visualizations
- Pasta Quake & Earthquake Magnitude
- Earthquake Hazard Maps & Liquefaction
- Build a Better Wall
- BOSS Model: Building Oscillation Seismic Simulation
- Some other good activities on earthquake topics
Reference InformationAuthor/Developer: Robert Butler (ANGLE Project)
- The resource was developed as part of the EarthScope ANGLE Educator Workshops.
- IRIS: Glossary of earthquake & tectonics terminology
- Contact ANGLE with questions or comments.