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Be Aware

The Web has a wealth of earthquake information. For a sampling of sites, select a category from the following list:

Comprehensive.  These sites cover a wide range of earthquake-related topics with useful lists of Web links and other resources.

  • USGS.  Compiled by the Western Region of the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, this site has it all -- maps, data, preparedness tips, quake histories, even science fair projects.
  • ABAG.   The Association of Bay Area Governments provides animated maps, safety suggestions, activities for children and links to other sites with earthquake information.
  • The Disaster Center.   Go to this site's main earthquake page for a long list of links. There are also separate pages providing links to building safety and school resource sites.

Technical.  On these sites, you can find maps, seismic readings and other scientific data.

  • NCEDC.  The Earthquake Data Center at UC Berkeley archives and distributes seismological data for Northern and Central California. This site has links to data centers in other parts of the country, too.
  • NGDC.   The National Geophysical Data Center disseminates technical data on national and international earthquakes.

Educational.  Kid stuff and more! These sites have resources for parents and teachers, too. (More materials can be found on sites in the other categories, most notably some of the ones listed under Comprehensive.)

  • Lawrence Hall of Science.  California educators can search the on-line 1998-99 Programs for Schools catalog for information about earthquake assemblies and workshops.

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