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California Earthquake Maps

A collection of maps showing the geographic distribution of ground shaking for 12 major California earthquakes.

Drawing Plate Tectonics

Demonstrations of how you can teach plate tectonics with easy-to-draw illustrations.

USGS: Latest Earthquakes

A complete portal to earthquake information and maps of all kinds. Continuously updated by the United States Geological Survey.

Largest Earthquake
Largest Earthquake
Largest Earthquake - The largest recorded earthquake: M9.5, near Valdivia, southern Chile, 1960.
Tsunami Causes
Tsunami Causes
What Causes a Tsunami? Learn how plate motions trigger earthquakes and tsunamis.
New Madrid Concerns
New Madrid Seismic Zone:
New Madrid Seismic Zone An earthquake hazard review for the NMSZ.
Virginia Earthquakes
Virginia Earthquakes
Small Earthquakes are experienced in Central Virginia every year or two.
Japan Earthquake
Japan Earthquake
The Japan Earthquake shifted Earth*s mass resulting in a shorter day.
San Andreas Fault
What is the San Andreas Fault?
What is the San Andreas Fault? Map, photos and description of the fault.
California EQ Maps
California Earthquake Maps:
California Earthquake Maps A collection of isoseismal maps for earthquakes in California.
Gifts That Rock
Gifts That Rock
Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the Geology.com store?
Draw Plate Tectonics
Draw Plate Tectonics
Teaching Plate Tectonics with Easy-to-Draw Illustrations. Students love to draw.
Earthquake Lessons
Earthquake Lessons
Earthquake Lessons K-12 resources for teaching about earthquakes.
Geology Tools
Geology Tools
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Are You Covered?
Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover Earthquakes:
Homeowners Insurance usually does not cover earthquake damage.