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United States Geological Survey home page

ODSN Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service
This site allows you to select a time between 150 million years before present and today and then the program maps what the world looked like at the time you select.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

USGS Volcano Hazards Program


Science News
Excellent source of articles describing the most recent and interesting events in scientific reserach.

Published by the American Geosciences Institute, this magazine reviews current issues in the Earth Sciences and can serve as a valuable supplemental resource for teachers and students alike. Visit the web site for online articles and information about obtaining a one-year subscription (40% discount for AGI Member Society members; 65% discount for students).

National Geographic
Excellent source of articles. Often includes helpful maps.



Mapping Earthquakes, 1989, 36 minutes,
Dr. Bruce Bolt, Department of geology and geophysics, University of California at Berkeley, CA, 94720.
Dr. Bolt describes mapping the location and size of earthquakes.

Natural Disasters, 35 minutes, Eyewitness, PBS.
Explores the forces that shape our planet and affect our lives, from hurricanes to volcanoes.

Subject to Change, 1988, 17 minutes, U.S. Geological Survey.
Earthquake hazards explained to teachers, planners, and layman.

Surviving the Big One How to Prepare for a Major Earthquake: 1994, 60 minutes, KCET Home Video, P.O. Box 310, San Fernando, CA 91341, 800-343-4727.
A comprehensive guide to earthquake preparedness

Savage Earth, PBS

"Secrets in Stone," by David Donnenfield Productions.
1997, color, 31 minutes. Catalog #38417.



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