One of the best educational activities in seismology is “Earthquake Watch.” In its simplest form, you watch for significant earthquakes and discuss them as they happen during the school year. This activity is a long-established routine for many seismologists and research labs—either in a formal meeting or just casually checking the various online earthquake information sources. Today, with real-time earthquake hypocentral information available at several Web sites, Earthquake Watch can easily be done by students in all places from the university to elementary school classrooms. I know that some elementary school teachers use Earthquake Watch to teach geography by plotting...

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