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Earthquake Information

General Education Tools

Frequently Asked Questions About Earthquakes

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

Satellite based, interferometric synthetic apeture radar measurements How earthquakes look from space. Satellite-based, interferometric synthetic aperture radar measurements: This image shows ground displacement in the October 1999, Mw 7.1 Hector Mine Earthquake, Southern California. Each color represents 2.5 cm of motion of the ground in a direction towards the satellite. (Research by: Prof. Mark Simons, Yuri Fialko & Luis Rivera)

Faults & History of Southern California Earthquakes

Southern California Earthquake Data Center
(SCE Data Center)

IRIS Educational Outreach

Spanish Language Outreach

K - 12

USGS Sites for Learning

Public Education, College & Teachers

SCEC Educational Model

Joann Stock classroom

USGS - Learning Web

Seismological Society of America (SSA)


Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCE Data Center)

US Geological Survey (USGS)


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Tours &Hands-On Exhibits

Caltech Seismological Laboratory

Discovery Science Center - Orange County

California Science Center - Exposition Park, Los Angeles County

Earthquake Preparedness

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The Great California ShakeOut

The American Red Cross



Coping with Children's Reactions to Earthquakes

Welcome to California

Protect Your Pets

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Country

Other Links

Tsunami Warning Center

Southern California Earthquake Center