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Seismogrph monitoring
Data Sets
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The Global Seismographic Network is a permanent digital network of state-of-the-art seismological and geophysical sensors connected by a telecommunications network, serving as a multi-use scientific facility and societal resource for monitoring, research, and education.

1906 San Francisco earthquake damage
Data Sets
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Includes an earthquake intensity location map of North America. Allows searches for specific earthquakes by city and state, so you can look up the intensity of historic earthquakes in your community.

Damage from San Francisco's 1906 earthquake
Curriculum Materials
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Magnitude and Intensity measure different characteristics of earthquakes. Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake. Magnitude is determined from measurements on seismographs. Intensity measures the strength of shaking produced by the earthquake at a certain location...

1964 Alaskan earthquake alluvium deposits
Classroom Activities
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Did You Feel It? (DYFI) collects information from people who felt an earthquake and creates  maps that show what people experience ad the extent of the damage.

Anchorage, Alaska earthquake and landslide
Videos or Animations
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

This video will help you learn to read seismograms.

About the Education Resources Network

The Education Resources Network aggregates geoscience education resources from a variety of providers. The goal is to provide visitors with the widest possible collection of curricula, classroom activities, teacher professional development opportunities, science education standards, virtual field trips, teaching ancillaries and much more.

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