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Earthquakes Hazards Programs, United States Geological Survey
This includes an Earthquakes Education page with links for kids, for grownups, and for teachers. Each page of this site has many links.

Pacific Northwest Earthquake Information via Earth and Space Sciences at the
University of Washington.

Links to the Nisqually Earthquake, current research in the Pacific Northwest, and earthquakes from the Cascade Volcanoes.

Outreach and Education, from the IRIS Consortium (The Incorporated Research
Institutions for Seismology)
Excellent colored maps and extensive lists about earthquakes, as well as a teachers resource page.

The Red Cross Earthquake Preparedness (in English and Spanish).
A detailed list of how to prepare for an earthquake and what to do after an earthquake.

Directory of Earthquake Terms


For the General Reader:

Earthquakes and Geological Discovery by Bruce A. Bolt, Scientific American Library Publication, New York, 1993

Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt, W. H. Freeman Publishing, New York, 1993

Agents of Chaos: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Other Disasters by Stephen Harris, Mountain Press, Missoula, MT, 1990

More Technical:

Active Tectonics: earthquakes, uplift, and landscape by Edward A. Keller and Nicholas Pinter, Prentice Hall Publishing Co., Upper Saddle River, N.J., 1996

Global Tectonics by Philip Kearey and Frederick J. Vine, Blackwell Science Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1996

Shocks and Rocks: The story of earthquakes and the great earth science revolution of the 1960s by Jack Oliver, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., 1996

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