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U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park , CA. Provides information under headings of Latest Quakes, What’s New, Hazards and Preparedness, More on Earthquakes, Earthquake Studies, and Links. The Latest Quakes section provides listings of recent earthquakes and interactive maps of areas around the world. The More on Earthquakes section provides information on historical U.S. earthquakes, a tutorial on how epicenters are determined, and links to K-12 earthquake classroom activities and science projects.

Recent Earthquakes and Active Volcanoes, Virtual Times®, Huntsville, AL. This site provides a series of world maps, which show the location of active volcanoes and earthquakes. Just click on any that interest you and you are linked to more information about that site. Particularly useful are maps of the last 2 weeks earthquake activity in the United States, the 10 largest quakes in the last 2 weeks, and a world map that lets you search recent earthquakes by magnitude or depth.

U. S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center. Provides general information on global seismicity including current earthquake listing and links to other earthquake information sources. Also, lists publications for sale.

Big Trouble in Earthquake Country. Lesson plan for grades 9-12, developed at UC-Berkeley, in which students use on-line earthquakes hazards maps to assess potential hazards to people and property.

Surfing for Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Lesson plan for grades 6-8, developed at UC-Berkeley, in which students use the Internet to research volcanoes and earthquakes, and then plot their locations to map plate boundaries

Make your own seismogram! University of California, Berkeley.  Lets you link up to any of several California seismographic stations, enter a time and day (1992 to current) and plot an image (GIF file) of an earthquake recording.  Also lets you view recordings of famous earthquakes.

Southern California Earthquake Data Center. Offers still and animated maps of southern California earthquake activity, as well as databases. Animated maps plot earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater, year-by-year, across southern California. An animated example of all quakes measured in a day is also interesting. The site contains an education section with a Regional Seismicity Education Module, and a Space Technology to Observe and Measure Tectonic Motion Module, as well as links to other earthquake lessons and activities.

Earthquakes for Kids. U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, offers information about earthquakes specifically designed for children including, Earthquake fact or fiction, Home hazard hunt, Historic earthquakes, Tasty quake, Map of earthquake-risk states, Earthquake disaster math, Disaster intensity scales, Water, wind, and earth game, and Earthquake legends. Also, FEMA publishes a book and curriculum for teaching earthquakes. To obtain a free copy of FEMA report 159, write on your school letterhead to FEMA, PO Box 70271, Washington, DC 20024.

The Seismological Society of America. The society is a professional organization that publishes two monthly publications on earthquake research. At this site, recent Eduquakes articles and a Seismology Resources for Teachers list can be accessed. The resources list is an annotated reference list for K-12 teachers categorized by references information, maps, videotapes, slide sets, computer hardware and software, seismographs, and databases.