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Earthquake Resources

Sand blows in the field

CERI seeks to understand the puzzling absence of all but the most minor topographic manifestations of the New Madrid seismic zone earthquakes, by refining and blending techniques from geology, archaeology, civil engineering and soil science. This evolving multidisciplinary process, now joined by investigators from several institutions, is beginning to unravel the earthquake history of the region, putting the present earthquake hazard in clearer perspective.

Below is a list of earthquake resources, both for the scientific community and the general public:

Recent Earthquakes

Recent Earthquakes in the Central and Eastern U.S.
Recent Earthquake in the Central & Eastern U.S.
- interactive map
Seismic Monitor
Seismic Monitor
- Monitor Global Earthquakes In Near Real-time
Recent earthquakes across the globe
Recent Earthquakes Across the Globe
- Interactive USGS map

Education and Outreach

 Liquefaction Diagram
New Madrid Active Earth Monitor - Interactive earth science display
New Madrid Active Earth Monitor 
New Madrid Seismic Zone - Educational web pages on paleoseismology and earthquake hazard
 Teachable moments
Teachable Moments - Educational Releases for Recent Earthquakes
 Earthquakes for Kids
Earthquakes for Kids - History, Science Fair Projects, Facts, and more
UCLA Virtual Earthquake 
UCLA Virtual Earthquake - An inquiry-based activity to learn how earthquake location and magnitude is determined
 Earthquake Education
Seismology Resources for Teachers - Information on teaching earthquakes and careers in seismology
Unavco Education and Outreach - Learning Opporunities and Career Information
New Madrid Compendium
New Madrid Compendium - Listings of over 600 references that are related to the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812
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SSA Education & Outreach - Sources of information on teaching about earthquakes and Earth sciences and about careers in seismology 


 Great Central U.S. Shakeout
The Great Central U.S. Shakeout - Earthquake Preparedness Drill
Putting down roots in earthquake country 
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Handbooks and more
 Spanish Language Outreach

Spanish Language Outreach - ¡Agáchese, Cúbrase, y Agárrese!

Ready TN 
ReadyTN - Promotes preparedness and provides situational awareness in Tennessee.
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
 Helping Children Cope with Disaster - Helping children to prepare for and cope with disaster
American Red Cross
American Red Cross Earthquake Preparedness - Preparedness, Response, Recovery

Data Products

Memphis Hazard Maps
Memphis/Shelby Co. Seismic Hazard Maps - Maps and data download for earthquake ground shaking estimated for Memphis, TN
Regional Hazard Maps
Regional Hazard Maps - Maps and data download for earthquake ground shaking estimated for New Madrid, Wabash Valley, and Southern Illinois Basin scenarios
Surficial Geology Maps
Memphis/Shelby Co. Surficial Geology Maps - Surface geology for six quadrangles in Memphis/Shelby Co.

Media Products

Historic New Madrid
"New Madrid: The Earthquakes of 1811-1812"- CERI's award winning documentary
Liquefaction Potential in Shelby County
Shelby County Liquefaction Potential - A visualization showing liquefaction potential in Shelby County.
 CERI Network Animation
Regional seismicity, seismic hazard, and the CERI seismic network
Plate Tectonics Animations
Plate Tectonics Animations - From University of California Santa Barabara
Shakeout Drills
Barbara K. Lipman School Shakeout Drills - Elementary school students participating in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout
Tectonic Setting of the New Madird earthquake sequence
Building Resiliency in the Face of Earthquake Risk - A six-part series of an earthquake seminar that took place at the University of Memphis on October 17, 2013
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