Observe and analyze the locations of earthquakes and volcanoes across the globe with this interactive map, produced by WGBH with NASA media based on data from the USGS’s Earthquake Catalog and the Smithsonian Institution’s Volcanoes of the World Database. Data layers for earthquakes and volcanoes can be toggled on and off and compared with the location of mountain ranges as students look for patterns in the locations and prevalence of each phenomenon individually and in relation to each other.
To view the Background Essay and Teaching Tips for this interactive, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.