The teaching and learning resources here all pertain to the basics of earthquake and tsunami hazards as featured in CEETEP workshops. Teachers on the Leading Edge and IRIS have even more resources on this topic. For presentations and other information from a specific CEETEP workshop, visit our Workshops page.


PowerPoint presentations introducing fundamental concepts of Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards. May be used either as learning aids for educators or edited for their own presentations.

Earthquake Hazards

Tsunami Hazards


Earthquake hazards and liquefactionEarthquake Hazard Maps and Liquefaction

Relative earthquake hazard maps compare the expected violence of earthquake ground shaking and likely damage over a region of interest. These maps are usually a combination of several different earthquake hazards such as landslide, liquefaction, and shaking amplification potential into one map. 

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Animations of liquefaction and amplification 

Build a better earthquake shaking-resistant buildingBuild a Better Wall

The activity is adapted from the Seismic Sleuths earthquake guide. The lesson is “designed to allow learners to construct an understanding of how buildings respond to earthquakes. Lessons on design and how earthquake forces act on various designs provide learners with information on how to build earthquake resistance structures.”

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Video of classroom building strength demonstration

Animations: Building strength – Building Collapse , Retrofitted

tsunami modeling wave tank

Investigating Tsunami Inundation Factors

Students use tsunami wave tanks to learn about the effect that both near-coast bathymetry (submarine topography) and coastal landforms have on how a tsunami travels inland.

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