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Earthquake Information Centers
National Earthquake Information Center
The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public. The NEIC compiles and maintains an extensive, global seismic database on earthquake parameters and their effects that serves as a solid foundation for basic and applied earth science research.
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center PEER
PEER is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center established in 1997.
William G. Godden Structural Engineering Slide Library
The Structural Engineering Slide Library was collected over the period 1950 through 1980. It was developed as a visual resource for illustrating structural systems in undergraduate courses in structural analysis and design. Each structure is identified, and a brief description is given
Geophysical Data and Images
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration -NOAA
Science, Service, and Stewardship.
To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts,
To share that knowledge and information with others, and
To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.
NOAA's Vision of the Future:
Resilient Ecosystems, Communities, and Economies.
Healthy ecosystems, communities, and economies that are resilient in the face of change
Natural Hazard Images
Includes some free downloads.
Significant Earthquake Database
Has information on destructive earthquakes since 2150 B.C. that meet at least one of the following criteria: Moderate damage (approximately $1 million or more), 10 or more deaths, Magnitude 7.5 or greater, Modified Mercalli Intensity X or greater, or the earthquake generated a tsunami. Citation for database and website: National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Center (NGDC/WDC) Significant Earthquake Database, Boulder, CO, USA (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/form?t=101650&s=1&d=1)