For many years members of the Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering group have been involved with schools running outreach activities relating to earthquake engineering. These activities include an earthquake engineering competition for school students to make model buildings that can resist earthquake forces. Students then get the opportunity to test their models on our shaking table.
The IDEERS (Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools) website has information to support this activity which now runs as an international competition in Taiwan, and when possible in Bristol, in collaboration with local schools.
If you are researching earthquake engineering you may find some of these links useful.
General earthquake information
- This seismosurfing link will take you to an archived but still useful list of other seismology resources throughout the world
- National Geophysical Data Center, Colorado, USA
- Earthquake Info from the U.S.G.S. (United States Geological Survey) in Menlo Park, California
- The British Geological Survey (BGS) Global Seismology Research Group
- Joe Dellinger has a collection of Virtual Field Trips which include some pictures of active faults
- The US Geological Survey has an Earthquake Hazards Program site on earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction
- Earthquake information at the Southern Arizona Seismological Observatory
- The World-Wide Earthquake Locator aims to provide up-to-date information and detailed dynamic maps of earthquakes across the world
- LCSN Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network
- Home Preparedness - What to do in an Earthquake provides some useful advice about how to prepare for an earthquake
- Emergency Preparedness - What to do in an Earthquake also provides some useful advice about how to prepare for an earthquake
- SECED (The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics)
- EEFIT (The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team)
- Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research at the University of Berkeley, California
- Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, Japan
- The Northern California Earthquake Data Center at the University of Berkeley, California
- California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory
- Southern California Earthquake Center at UCLA
- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Data Management Centre