'Earthquake scene, Auburn, April 13, 1949' photo (c) 1949, IMLS Digital Collections & Content - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

How Earthquakes happen is an interactive from the BBC.

The BBC has a very well-done interactive titled Earthquake rescue: How survivors are found.

Quake Quiz is an animated guide from the City of San Francisco about how to respond to an earthquake depending on where you are and what you are doing. Each animation is followed by a short quiz.

All About Earthquakes from Live Science has a ton of features about earthquakes.

The San Francisco Chronicle has published newly discovered color photos documenting the destruction of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. These are not manually tinted ones — they are one of the earliest actual color photographs. You can see s slideshow of the photos here.

Deadliest Earthquakes is a video from PBS.

Almost half of Americans live in places that could be struck by damaging earthquakes is from The Washington Post.

Infographic: The World's Deadliest Earthquakes | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

This infographic is from Visual Capitalist:


Forces of Nature is a National Geographic site with tons of resources on tornados, hurricanes, volcanoes and earthquakes.

Infographic: “Mapped: The Deadliest Earthquakes of the 21st Century”


This is a pretty interesting new map from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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