Following today’s earthquake in Sumatra online

This blogpost is a round-up of potentially useful weblinks to information about the earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra of 11 April 2012. The links provided here are external and do not reflect the opinions of the European Geosciences Union.

Real-time seismic monitor (source: IRIS)

Regarding the earthquake, the US Geological Survey’s  (USGS) Earthquake Harzard Program homepage features seismic activity maps and a summary of the event. The USGS also has a map and list of earthquakes in the Asia region, showing aftershocks in real time on a map.

Concerning the tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, run by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, has its own pages and a specific one on today’s activity.

The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System also has various models related to the earthquake and tsunami.

Finally, the IRIS Seismic Monitor has lots of resources designed for teaching, including a Powerpoint presentation and animations. The Harvard Seismology page also contains research and animations.

Thank you to Charlotte Krawczyk, president of the EGU seismology division, for providing these links.

Bárbara Ferreira is the Media and Communications Manager of the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the Union's communication activities, from coordinating the EGU newsletter to members and overseeing the blogging and social media activities of the organisation, to publishing press releases for journalists and organising press conferences. She has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge.

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