Significant Earthquake Database

National Geophysical Data Center, NOAS

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The Significant Earthquake Database is a global digital database containing information on more than 5,000 destructive earthquakes from 2150 B.C. to the present. Users can access these data in two different ways: via a two-volume CD collection, or on-line. Users searching on-line can query the database via the following parameters: the year of the event, geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude), country, state or province, magnitude, intensity, focal depth, number of deaths, and damage amount. A list of applicable earthquakes is then displayed.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Special Interest: Visualization, Hazards
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Broadly accessible
Topics: Solid Earth, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics