seismic activity for Los Angeles and Orange County
Cascades Volcano Observatory
Information about volcanoes: facts, figures, photos, research, history,
definitions, and descriptions.
Destination Earth -
The officia website for Nasa Earth science. A Wealth of information
about our planet
Physical parameters of the Earth, its orbit, magnetosphere, and atmosphere.
Encyclopedia/almanac-type information about individual volcanoes, including
photographs. The entries are quite extensive, and include a narrative account
of the volcano's history of eruptions.
Quake Central - Orange County Register
Contains links to the USGS, Caltech. Maps of most Recent
earthquakes, locally and world wide. Alsos contains tips for safety, earthquake
zones, types of faults and faults in the area you live.
EarthNet is a virtual resource centre of earth science resource information
and contacts for teachers, home educators and students of all levels -
elementary, junior and senior high school. EarthNet contains predominantly
Canadian earth science material, but resources from the United States and
elsewhere are included.
Earthquake Info from the
Includes maps and statistics on the earthquakes. There is also information
on reducing earthquake hazards, seismographic studies, as well as data centers
all with numerous links to other web sites.
Seismo Cam -Los
Angeles California (Includes Links to other Earthquake sites)
"Read about "the biggest, baddest and the best" in the natural world are,
and get introduced to the "way cool scientists" who study these extreme critters.
It's a great site for kids (both in age and at heart), who will be
educated and entertained by such features as the 'Biggest, Smallest, Fastest,
Deepest: Marine Animal Records.'"
& Lapidary Pages
"A comprehensive introduction to gemology and gemcutting."
and Geologic Time -
An introduction to geological time and the corresponding animal and
plant life associated with each stage in the earth's evolution.
Geological and Geophysical
Databases, Information, and GIS Map Server
"This page is designed to provide information, data, and maps for scientists,
students and for those who are interested in the geological sciences. The
information here is updated regularly. Although this information server is
designed for the entire globe, there are regions of special interest, such
as the Middle East and North Africa,
where more detailed data sets can be obtained."
"Original resources, links and an Internet meeting place for anyone interested
in mineral exploration."
Globe Gallery on the World Wide Web
Examples of the Globe`s presentations from various Internet sources. This
collection consists of the different maps and
planiglobes, thematic and historical maps, cartographic nets in various
projections (including equal-area as well as conformal
ones), satellite images and artificial globes, icons and artistic visions
as well as movies.
Course developed by for the use of students and faculty in the University
System of Georgia. Includes web resources for the following
Introduction to Historical Geology
Geologic Time -Age of the Earth and radiometric dating
Paleontology Fossils - Invertebrate Fossil Phyla, Fossil Preservation
Origin of the earth
Precambrain, Paleozoic, Mesozic, and Cenozoic
Introduction to Quantitative Geomorphology
"Electronic version of popular geomorphology book and various other
resources of interest to geomorphologists."
Along the Fault Line
"Commemorating the Loma Prieta earthquake, which shook the Bay Area on a
warm world-series evening ten years ago, the site features personal
recollections, images, and video; a history of the 1906 quake told with evocative
black and white photographs; and an introduction to topics in earthquake
engineering, architecture, prediction, and preparedness."
and Maps of Recent Earthquakes
Areas covered are Western
Western United States,
and World Wide.
The Living Almanac of
Almanac of famous or noteworthy fires, earthquakes, and accidents (train
wrecks, airplane crashes), organized by date.
and Rock Data
"NGDC's Marine Geology and Geophysics global marine sediment and hardrock
databases aim at serving as the international focal point for marine geology
data management. All data are in the international public domain, available
globally to any interested individual or group. On-line searches of NGDC's
data holdings and an index to seafloor samples (cores, grabs, dredges, and
drill samples) available for futher study from other institutions are offered,
along with direct download of many data files. Among the databases searchable
on-line are the
Data & Reports,
The Index to
Marine Geological Samples,
Searches of Marine
Geology Data & Inventories,
of the World Oceans,
A public access site for Earth and space data. We have pictures of the Earth,
planets, stars, and other cool
stuff, as well as the stories behind those images." Searchable.
Earth Science Institutions Directory
Hosted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library, this site provides
a comprehensive directory of Oceanography Institutions on the Web. Federal,
State and private institutions are listed. "This directory is
selective for SIO's information needs & is in three parts due to length.
Institutional resources vary. You can find departmental descriptions, personnel
directories, event calendars, research activities, program summaries,
datasets & image servers, technical publications, etc."
This Website explains the history of our new understanding of the Earth and
provides a brief overview of the
theories behind it. Includes Plate Tectonics animations, quicktime movies
and AVI files to show how the
continents have changed position over time.
Articles "explain the science behind volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis,
and feature original animations that illustrate the action of these natural
phenomena. You can also Ask the Experts your questions, and explore other
Savage Sites on the Web."
United States Geological
Primarily information about USGS who are the creators of the well known set
of topographical maps. Directories for the agency's personnel and products
are available here, and descriptions of USGS activities and mapping methods.
Also of interest are Earth Science issues documents which provide synopses
of geoscience issues.
University of California
Museum of Paleontology (UCMP)
This site provides extensive on-line exhibits and educational units that
illustrate the history of life on Earth.
An on-line catalog provides access to the Museum's enormous collections,
which are ranked 4th in
America in size. Also, see the kinds of research facilities a paleontologist
Information Center (VIC)
This site informs internet users about volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, and
volcanic hazards in laymen's terms. Information may be accessed by subjects
like names, hazards, eruptions, processes, forms, flows, fallout, sedimentation,
and avalanches. Links to references, related sites, and biographical sketches
scientists are included. Connections to technical information are labeled
for advanced users. Volcano World
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/ Provides various kinds of information about
volcanos, including "update on
volcanic activity," "how volcanos work," how to becomes a volcanologist,"
etc. Pictures of worldwide
volcanos are available.
Solar Views - Plantet
Views of the Solar system and planets in English, Spainish, Portuguese,
French and German. Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia
adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids,
and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history
of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft
through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and
videos. Views of the Solar System offers enhanced exploration and educational
enjoyment of the solar
system and beyond. Solar Views is a member of the
Space Media Network.
Provides basic information about earthquakes, including magnitude, depth
and the map of the location, within hours of occurrence.