Recommended Websites for Learning

All About Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center Website Fantastic collection of information, photographs, and video on both Mount St. Helens geology and ecology. Includes videos of scientist interviews. http://www.mshslc.org
Mount St. Helens webcam from Johnston Ridge Observatory. Take a glimpse into the crater! http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/
Mount St. Helens Fact Sheet 2013-3014 Learn about what’s been going on at Mount St. Helens since the 1980 eruption in this factsheet created by the United States Geological Survey and the US Forest Service. Contains linked videos! http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20133014
USGS-CVO webpage This is the place to go for facts and information relating to Mount St. Helens prepared by the experts at Cascades Volcano Observatory. http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/st_helens/
US Army Corps of Engineers Learn about the Army Corps of Engineers work to control sediments and reduce flood hazards near Mount St. Helens. http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/MountStHelens.aspx

 

Learn the Science of GeoHazards

VOLCANOES  
Smithsonian Global Volcanism Information about the volcanoes of the World, including the world weekly Volcanic Activity Reports. http://www.volcano.si.edu/
This Dynamic Planet Interactive map of the world volcanoes, earthquakes, impact craters, and plate tectonics http://nhb-arcims.si.edu/ThisDynamicPlanet/index.html
Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard An Educator's Guide to Mount Rainier prepared by the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/gip19
EARTHQUAKES  
USGS Animations for Earthquake Terms and Concepts Animations to help you understand common earthquake terminology. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/animations/
Earthquake Basics Get information about how plate tectonics works, earthquake waves, how earthquakes are located, and how earthquakes and their impacts are measure from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. http://www.pnsn.org/outreach/about-earthquakes
PNW Earthquakes Sources Learn about what makes tectonic earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest http://www.pnsn.org/outreach/earthquakesources
IRIS Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments Information about recent earthquake events, including the mechanics which caused it and its impact of humans. http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm
Seismographs in Schools serves teachers across the country and around the world using seismic instruments or real-time seismic data in K-16 classrooms http://www.iris.edu/hq/sis
IRIS Earthquake Education Page Explore and learn about earthquakes through IRIS’s many resources. http://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/education_and_outreach
Global Earthquake Explorer Download software developed for non-seismologists to gather, display and analyze seismic data. http://www.seis.sc.edu/gee/about.html
TSUNAMIS  
NOAA Tsunamis Background information, multimedia, lessons, and more from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. www.education.noaa.gov/Ocean_and_Coasts/Tsunami.html/

 

Stay Informed and Prepare

VOLCANOES  
USGS Volcano Hazards Program Get up-to-date information about US volcanoes.  View the current activity levels, hazard assessments, and fact sheets.  Sign up for automatic notifications via Volcano Notification Service (VNS)! http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/
Prepare for Volcanic Activity Get advice from Cascades Volcano Observatory about how to be ready and plan for volcanic activity.

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/prepare.html

USGS- Cascades Volcano Observatory Learn about volcanic hazards hazard maps and information on preparedness. http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/
Washington Military Department, Emergency Management Division Preparedness information and volcano hazard response plans.

http://mil.wa.gov/emergency-management-division/hazards/volcano

EARTHQUAKES  
ShakeOut Learn about earthquake safety and participate in a ShakeOut drill.

www.dropcoverholdon.org/

Ready.gov Get more information about earthquakes and safety.

www.ready.gov/earthquakes

TSUNAMIS  
Tsunami Evacuation Brochures for Oregon

www.oregongeology.org/tsuclearinghouse/pubs-evacbro.htm

Tsunami Evacuation Brochures for Washington

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/geology/geologic-hazards/tsunamis/evacuation

 

Maps

Cascades Volcano Hazard Maps

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/multimedia/cvo_hazards_maps_gallery.html

Earthquake Hazard Maps: Oregon

www.oregongeology.org/sub/hazvu/index.htm

Earthquake Hazard Maps: Washington

 www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/geology/geologic-hazards/geologic-hazard-maps

Washington State Geologic Information Portal (from Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources) http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/GeosciencesData/Pages/geology_portal.aspx
National Map USGS topographic maps and other types of maps

http://nationalmap.gov/

National Geologic Map Database A searchable database of geologic maps.  Some maps are downloadable as kmz files which you can open in Google Earth. http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngmdb_home.html

 

Track Earth's Activity

VOLCANOES  

Weekly Global Volcanic Activity Report

http://volcano.si.edu/reports_weekly.cfm

Alerts and Activity at US Volcanoes

http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/updates.html

Sign up for USGS Volcanic Notification Service

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns2//subscribe

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network View the recent seismic activity of the volcanoes in the Cascades:

http://www.pnsn.org/volcanoes

EARTHQUAKES  
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network View earthquake data, viewable in both real-time as well as searchable historical records.

www.pnsn.org/

USGS Worldwide Earthquake Map

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Did You Feel It? If you feel an earthquake, scientists want to know! Report it here.

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/

TSUNAMIS  
NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Check for tsunami warning and sign up for alerts.

ptwc.weather.gov/