Earthquake Hazards

Education

Tons of great resources for learning about the science of earthquakes.

California map with long and short fault labeled

Gray-scale map of California with faults shown in red. Example of a long fault and a short fault are outlined in black and labeled. (Public domain.)

FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions. Seriously, check here first.

For Kids
Fun and educational resources including Science Fair ideas and earthquake science you can understand.

Science for Everyone
Science briefs about new earthquake research written for non-scientists.

Earthquake Topics
Learn about a variety of earthquake topics. USGS resources and links to outside educational resources. Browse or search.

Today in Earthquake History
What earthquakes happened on this same day in past years? What about on your birthday?

Earthquake Glossary
200+ earthquake terms with a definition and image.

Prepare
Learn what you can do to prepare for an earthquake… before, during, and after.

Google Earth™/KML Files
Downloadable layers for display in Google Earth.™

Earthquake Summary Posters
For significant earthquakes: ppicentral area, plate tectonic environment, earthquake history, and generalized seismic hazard of the region.

Multimedia
Earthquake damage, faults, effects, the science explained.

Publications
In plain language.

 

Contacts

Lisa A Wald

Geophysicist/Science Communications/Web Content Manager
Geologic Hazards Science Center
Phone: 303-273-8543