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U.S. History Topics » Other History & Soc Studies » Natural Disasters

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The Earthquake Hazards Program offers frequently asked questions about earthquakes, research on earthquakes, and more. Visitors can follow recent seismic acitivity around the world, view hazard maps, or learn what a...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Geologic Information describes activities of the Geologic Division of the Department of the Interior. The Division's chief function is to carry out geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping for...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Quake: 1906 San Francisco Quake tells why the April 18, 1906, earthquake along the San Andreas Fault was "one of the most significant earthquakes of all time." See photos, eyewitness accounts, the 1906 seismogram...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (TeachingHistory.org, supported by Department of Education)
Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1897-1916 provides 26 films of San Francisco from before and after the Great Earthquake and Fire. The earthquake struck on April 18, 1906, along the San Andreas Fault, damaging most central...  (Library of Congress)
Disasters looks at research that helps anticipate disasters and minimize their effects. Learn about research on hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanoes. See what scientists are discovering about...  (National Science Foundation)
Geology at the U.S. Geological Survey provides resource collections and maps for studying earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and other natural disasters, as well as rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earth's...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
Run for Your Lives! The Johnstown Flood of 1889 commemorates the most devastating flood in the U.S. in the 19th century. On the wet afternoon of 05/31, 1889, the inhabitants Johnston, Pennsylvania, heard a low rumble that grew to a...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Tsunamis and Earthquakes uses animation and virtual reality to show how tsumanis are generated by earthquakes. Learn about tsunami research and mitigation efforts -- how sediments are transported by a...  (U.S. Geological Survey)
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire provides photos, letters, and other documents about one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history. Although it lasted only about a minute, the quake and its fires left...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Nature's Fury invites students to read personal accounts of natural disasters in the U.S. during the late 1800s and early 1990s -- the great Chicago fire (1871), the Johnstown Flood (1889), the San...  (Library of Congress)
Emergency Planning for Schools is a one-stop website offering information that can help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist acts. Excerpts from a...  (Department of Education)

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