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Severe Weather and Natural Disasters: Earthquakes


Severe Weather and Natural Disasters: Earthquakes. 2007. Scholastic. 16 April 2007.
<http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/earthquakes/index.htm>

Good For:

General Information

Description: This is a great website to learn the


basics about earthquakes. Be sure to read the eyewitness account of an earthquake from an 11 year-old that lived through the Northridge earthquake in California.

Disaster Services: Earthquakes


Earthquakes. 2007. American Red Cross. 15 April 2007.

<http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_583_,00.html>

Good For: Specific Information Description: This is a great website to educate

Earthquake Facts & Follies

yourself on what you should do when an earthquake hits. Topics include: Prepare a Home Earthquake Plan, Know What to Do When the Shaking Begins, and Identify What to Do After the Shaking Stops.

Earthquake Facts & Follies. 21 March 2007. Center for Earthquake Research and Information. 15 April
2007. <http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/aware/follies.html>

Good For: General & Specific Information Description: This fabulous website lists 25 facts

about earthquakes from general questions like What causes most earthquakes? and How many earthquakes happen each year? to specific questions like When was the first instrument for detecting earthquakes invented? and Do all large magnitude earthquakes result in great amounts of death and destruction?

Earthquakes for Kids

Earthquakes for Kids. 9 Nov. 2006. United States Geological Survey. 15 April 2007.

<http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learning/kids.php>

Good For: General & Specific Information Description: Developed just for kids, this great

Earthquakes

website organizes earthquake information into these relevant sections: Latest Quakes, The Science of Earthquakes, Cool Earthquake Facts, Earthquake Pictures, and Did you Feel It? Explore the Did you Feel It section. Living in Indianapolis, did we feel any earthquakes, or could we feel any in the future? What parts of the country "Feel It" the most?

Earthquakes. 1998. Thinkquest. 15 April 2007.

<http://library.thinkquest.org/17701/high/geofeatures/feequake.html?tqskip=1>

Good For: General & Specific Information Description: This website has good general information

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about earthquakes and does an outstanding job exploring specific aspects of earthquakes under the "Earthquakes and Us" section. This section explores the amount of damage earthquake can do based on its magnitude, common damages incurred during an earthquake such as settlement destruction and tsunamis, and also preventative measures that we can take to prevent damages done by earthquakes.

Earthquakes. 14 August 1998. Southern California Integrated GPS Network. 15 April 2007.
<http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/eq.htm>

Good For: General Information Description: Learn about how and why earthquakes
cause permanent change in the Earth's crust through this website. This website is very thorough in helping you understand how earthquakes are caused! Included are some great animations to watch how different forces cause earthquakes.

Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter


Faultline. 2007. Exploratorium. 15 April 2007. <http://www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/index.html>

Good For:

General & Specific Information

Description: This outstanding website explores what we

know now about earthquakes compared to what we knew then, around the time of the great San Francisco earthquake in 1906. Specific sections of this website include Great Shakes, Quake Basics (Plate Tectonics, Faults, Waves, and Measurements), Damage Control (Predicting, Engineering, Retrofitting), and the Active Zone. Check out the Activities under the Active Zone to see incredible animations and pictures that explain all aspects of earthquakes.

FEMA for Kids: Earthquakes


Earthquakes. 2007. FEMA. 15 April 2007. <http://www.fema.gov/kids/quake.htm>

Good For: General & Specific Information Description: This is the same website that you read at the

beginning of the webquest. This website has great links to stories about earthquakes, specific earthquake facts, and a great disaster intensity scale that explains what damage you can expect from the Richter scale. Find an earthquake that you are particularly interested in. Based on the Disaster Intensity Scale, what kind of damage occurred during that earthquake? Would this be an earthquake zone that you would want to live in?

Savage Earth: Earthquakes


<http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/>

The Restless Planet: Earthquakes. 1998. PBS Online. 15 April 2007.

Good For: Specific Information Description: Savage Earth tells the stories of the

earthquakes, the scientists who struggle to understand and predict them, and the people whose lives are forever changed by their force. Through this website, learn about how the Earth is "All Stressed Out," what we have learned from past earthquakes, how we can predict earthquakes, and how to build buildings that can withstand earthquakes. Watch the movies: This website is based off of the PBS series "Savage Earth." See the Video and CD-ROM section to view the videos that go along with this website.