Earthquake Web Resources and Reports
Rescuers use dogs to search the rubble for survivers after a 7.1 quake struck Mexico City on September 19.©Hazael R, 2017.
We've been gathering resources that could be helpful to those seeking further information on the earthquakes in Mexico and other geological events. Please also see our listings for news articles.
Last updated October 3 at 11:00 a.m.
General Earthquake Resources
U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program
The U.S. Geological Survey provides earthquake information for both global and regional earthquakes past, present, and future.
Geologic Hazards Science Center
The Geologic Hazards Science Center provides information pertaining to the National Earthquake Information Center, the Earthquake Hazards Program, the Landslide Hazards Program, and the Geomagnetism Program.
National Earthquake Information Center
The U.S Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center comprises seismicity information from around the world. It offers information about the center, its services, and earthquake information.
Earthquake Science Explained: A Series of Ten Short Articles for Students, Teachers, and Families
Earthquake Science Explained is a series of 10 short articles for students, teachers, and parents that were originally published as weekly features in the San Francisco Chronicle. The U.S. Geological Survey created the series to present new understandings gained and scientific advances made in the century since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Southern California Earthquake Center
The Southern California Earthquake Center is a Science and Technology Foundation that brings scientists together for joint research to reduce vulnerability to earthquake hazards in Southern California.
BGS Earthquake Seismology
This website houses information from a network of seismometers throughout Britain that monitor seismic activity and provide the database for research and seismic hazard assessment - the prediction of ground motion parameters at the sites of vulnerable or high-consequence structures such as dams and nuclear power stations. Rapid information on significant earthquakes is provided 24 hours per day to a consortium of industrial and government departments.
International Seismological Centre
The International Seismological Centre in the U.K. is a nongovernmental organization charged with the final collection, analysis, and publication of standard earthquake information from all over the world. The centre prepares a definitive global seismicity Bulletin that includes event location and magnitude.
GeoHazards International RADIUS Project
One of the major initiatives of the United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction addressed the issue of reducing seismic risk in large cities of the developing world. The RADIUS (Risk Assessment Tools for Diagnosis of Urban Areas Against Seismic Disaster) Project has resulted in helpful information and tools for evaluating urban earthquake hazards, planning, and mitigation.
Earth and Space Sciences "Seismosurfing"
"Seismosurfing" is an index of known Internet connections where seismic data or research information are available. It also offers instructions for persons without access to the Internet about obtaining seismic data.
Western States Seismic Policy Council
The Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) website describes the council, its mission, and its work. It includes a catalog of member states' earthquake preparedness and mitigation products, a membership database, WSSPC annual meeting abstracts, information about that conference, a calendar of related events, a "Public Policy Center," a "Tsunami Center," information about recent quakes, and copious links to other World Wide Web resources.
1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance
The 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance was formed to commemorate the legendary quake. The alliance unites policy makers, scientists, engineers, historians, teachers, and emergency responders in an exploration of lessons learned and risk reduction measures. More information about the alliance, the participants, and planned activities is available at this site.
The "Soil Liquefaction" website was developed to provide general information for interested lay persons, and more detailed information for engineers and other professionals, on this seismic phenomenon.
The Amateur Seismic Centre
The Amateur Seismic Centre is an independent web site that was created to provide users in India and overseas with information about earthquakes on the subcontinent.
CUREE Membership Database
The Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE) has posted its membership database on its website. CUREE has 320 professor members in addition to its 28 member universities. The database can be searched based on specialty area and provides curriculum vitae and other information.
Earthquake Research at UCLA
This site provides survey data collected as part of research at the University of California, Los Angeles, on earthquake-related behavior. Data sets, questionnaires, an earthquake bibliography, and links to other resources are available.
Where Mexico goes, the United States should follow
This volume of the Natural Hazards Observer examines some of the lessons the United States could learn from Mexico with respect to earthquake preparedness.
Guidelines for Developing an Earthquake Scenario
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Guidelines for Developing an Earthquake Scenario describes how to create an earthquake scenario in any community with seismic risk to increase public awareness and stimulate mitigation planning.
National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Centers
This is the common website of the three National Science Foundation-sponsored Engineering Research Centers—the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) , and the Mid-America Earthquake Center.
MCEER: Earthquake Engineering to Extreme Events
The Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research offers a wide variety of resources and links to information on earthquake engineering and natural hazards mitigation.
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) brings together the premier earthquake engineering research universities in the western United States with a common objective of developing technologies and strategies to reduce the human and economic risks due to major earthquakes.
The Earthquake Engineering Online Archive
The Earthquake Engineering Research Center offers links to databases including earthquake engineering abstracts; engineering reports; computer software for earthquake engineering; protective systems; and training resources.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Virtual Clearinghouse Database
The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute offers this online virtual clearinghouse to facilitate information dissemination after major earthquakes. The clearinghouse is meant to be a centralized location for researchers of all disciplines to exchange event specific data.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
The EERI web site provides an introduction to the institute; a list of upcoming EERI meetings and other events; descriptions of EERI services; a catalog of publications, slides, and videos available from the institute; and other information and news about earthquake hazard mitigation.
Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
This special report from the National Science Foundation introduces the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), which was created to give researchers tools to learn how earthquakes and tsunamis impact the buildings, bridges, utility systems, and other critical components of communities.
Central United States Earthquake Consortium
The Central United States Earthquake Consortium provides an overview of state agencies and geologists participating in the consortium. It also provides background information about the New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake hazard, safety information, and an on-line version of the consortium's CUSEC Journal.