Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes

Earthquakes

Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tsunamis Earthquakes California San Adreas Fault Line - http://www.exploratorium.com/faultline
Relive the moments when the Loma Prieta quake strikes. Learn about the latest advances in seismic science and new building techniques to protect structures.

Earthquakes - http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk
This site by the British Geological Society provides a link to "frequently asked questions" with answers and many Internet links.

Every Place Has Its Faults - http://www.tinynet.com/faults.html
Information is provided on the four basic types of faults.

National Earthquake Information Center http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/
This site features facts about the largest earthquakes in the world and United States.

Earthquake Hazards Program - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
This website contains vital information about earthquake news and highlights. Sponsored by the US Geological Survey.

Scholastic Archives - Earthquake Question and Answer - http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/articlearchives/volcanoes/ea...
Learn everything from how earthquakes occur to what is the difference between an earthquake and aftershocks, and ways to warn people when an earthquake is occurring.

Where do Earthquakes Occur? - http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq1/where.html
Learn about the three types of plate boundaries and where earthquakes appear.

Volcanoes

 

Volcanoes Cascades Volcano Observatory - http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov
Information is provided on volcanoes around the world.

Volcano World - http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/
A wonderful site you can search by region, volcano name, and country. Many links include "Ask a Volcanologist" and "Mt. St. Helens".

Tsunamis/Tidal Waves

Tsunamis / Tidal Waves Tsunamis - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association - http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov/

Tsunami - Earth and Space Sciences - University of Washington - http://www.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/toc.html

Tidal Wave Thinkquest - http://library.thinkquest.org/5818/tidalwaves.html

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Earthquakes and Volcano Information Earthforce - http://www.fi.edu/earth/earth.html
Follow the links for information and related sites on earthquakes and volcanoes.

Earthquake and Volcano Resources - http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/musicalplates3/en/index.shtml
Click on "reference materials" to be connected to earthquake information sponsored by the U.S. government.

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/sla/6/volcanoes.html ">Earthquakes and Volcanoes - http://www.eduplace.com/kids/sla/6/volcanoes.html
Why do earthquakes happen? Where do they occur? This website helps answer those questions.

Plate Tectonics

What On Earth is Plate Tectonics? - http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/pltec/index.html
Created by the US Geological Survey National Park Service, this website provides information about the earth's core and how plates move.

How Plates Move- http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/education/vwlessons/lessons/Plates/Plates1.html
Click on the buttons after reading the descriptions to learn how plates move. Sponsored by Volcano World, University of South Dakota.

Picture of the World Map - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/atlas/world/world-dwl.gif
Posted by the National Geographic Xpeditions Team.

Deep Sea Vents and Mariana Trench

Deep Sea Vents and Mariana Trench HydroThermal Vents - http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/level-2/geology/vents.html Sponsored by the University of Delaware, this site explores geysers on the ocean floor.

National Geographic Deep Sea Vents - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0010/feature6/
Science at the extreme - learn about deep sea vents. The Mariana Trench - http://www.marianatrench.com/ Everything you need to know about the Mariana Trench.