Earthquake Monitor

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Web Site
Learning Kit
Guide
Exhibit/Display
Abstract: 

This website Seismic Monitor allows you to monitor global earthquakes in near real-time, visit seismic stations around the world, and search the web for earthquake or region-related information. You can also view seismograms and make dataset requests via its WILBER interface.

Earthquakes are shown as colored circles on a world map, where the size of the circle tells you the magnitude of the quake, using the legend at the top left of the map. Only earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater are displayed.

Seismic Monitor is updated every 20 minutes.

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Education & Outreach (E&O) program, in collaboration with the seismological and educational communities, develops and implements programs designed to enhance seismology and Earth Science education in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and in adult education.

In addition to the real-time Seismic Monitor website, IRIS offers:

  • Lessons and Resources For Educators
  • Professional Development for Educators
  • School Seismographs
  • IRIS/USGS Museum display
  • Summer Internship Opportunities
  • IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship
  • IRIS Educational Affiliate Membership
  • Earthquake maps, lists, general information
  • Interactive Software
  • E&O Program Plan

    Please visit http://www.iris.washington.edu/about/ENO/ for more information about IRIS Education and Outreach programs.

  • Author: 
    Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Education & Outreach (E&O)
    Topic Areas: 
    Earth
    Geology
    Geography
    Land
    Target Audience: 
    Adult
    All
    Teachers
    Government
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
    Education & Outreach Program
    1200 New York Ave. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20005
    Telephone (202) 682-2220
    info@iris.edu

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