Wondering about the kinds of houses are built in earthquake zones? The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) encyclopedia describes the types of housing used in several different countries which are susceptible to earthquakes.
To use this site you'll have to use IE, enable ActiveX, and have Shockwave player installed. The front page has a Shockwave world map. Click on an area of the map and that area comes into focus with a list of countries available.
This web site is provided by the United States Geological Surveys Western Earthquake Hazard Team as part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States. We are based in Menlo Park, California, in the San Francisco Bay Region, with additional offices in Pasadena (in partnership with the California Institute of Technology) and in Seattle (in partnership with the University of Washington).
The NEIC is the national data center and archive for earthquake information. The NEIC is a part of the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, is located in Golden, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver. The NEIC has three main missions. The NEIC determines, as rapidly and as accurately as possible, the location and size of all destructive earthquakes that occur worldwide. The NEIC disseminates this information immediately to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public.
Near Real Time Earthquake List - This list contains all earthquakes with
magnitude greater than 2.5 located by the USGS and contributing networks in the
last week (168 hours).
Seismosurfing the Internet for Earthquake Data - Expanded Version. Web connections to original seismic data or seismic research information.
ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments, is the regional planning and services agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.