A popular computer program for general seismology is Seismic/Eruption, which displays global seismicity (and volcanic activity) over time. Simple to use and easily configurable, it is useful for all levels, from elementary school to graduate seminars. Even rambunctious second graders become mesmerized by the accumulating circles and are quick to recognize the patterns along the plate boundaries. Seismic/Eruption was written by Alan Jones and is available at http://www.geol.binghamton.edu/faculty/jones. Jones has developed related programs as well: Seismic-waves, which depicts the progression of seismic waves through the earth; Amaseis, which is widely used by amateur and school seismology...

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