Student Pathway

Dynamic Earth

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The following sites will help you complete your Web activities:

Museum Of The City Of San Francisco -- Ninetieth Anniversary Of The Great Quake
http://www.sfmuseum.org/1906/06.html
The site includes testimonials and stories from real survivors of the Great San Francisco Quake of 1906, interesting links, and photographs.

Earthquake Intensity (Modified Mercalli Scale)
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/mercalli.html
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory's site includes a detailed explanation of the Modified Mercalli scale.

Richter Magnitude
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/magnitude.html
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory's site includes a detailed explanation of the Richter scale.

USGS Learning Web: Understanding Maps
http://www.usgs.gov/education/learnweb/wwmaps.html
A well-designed tutorial to help students read various types of maps.

Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me A Map
http://loki.ur.utk.edu/ut2Kids/maps/map.html
An informative site about cartography.

PEPPSN Earthquake Database
http://lasker.princeton.edu/SeismicDB/select_year.html
This site maintains an excellent database of recent earthquake activity. It is presented in an orderly, logical format.

National Earthquake Information Center -- World Data Center For Seismology
http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/current_data.html
The National Earthquake Information Center Web site collects and disseminates information about recent earthquakes.

Live Earthquake Maps
http://mapserver.esri.com/cgi-bin/eq?s=1&cd=f
An interactive map of recent earthquake activity.

Earthquake Information Center -- Weekly Earthquake Map
http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/weekly/weekly.gif
A world map showing earthquake activity in 1998.

Savage Earth
http://www.thirteen.org/savageearth
The WNET Web companion piece to the PBS series, SAVAGE EARTH. It includes great animations of earthquake and volcanic activity.

List Of Holocene Volcanoes
http://www.volcano.si.edu/gvp/volcdata/index.htm
This site contains a list -- using latitude and longitude -- of volcanic eruptions in the past 10,000 years.

World Volcano Map
http://californiacentralcoast.com/commun/map/worldvol.gif
A map of recent volcanic activity (1987-1995).
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