One of the ways that PNSN carries out its mission to reduce harmful effects of earthquakes is to promote the scientific understanding of earthquake hazards and how to prepare for seismic events. Our education and discovery programs, through this website, press releases, and lab tours, present the latest scientific information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and the hazards they pose, as well as information on risk reduction specific to the Pacific Northwest.
After getting a foundation
in seismology from the pages in this section, explore the earthquake data
and volcano seismicity
sections for interactive tools populated by live data feeds from our seismometers throughout the region. Visit our website often for ground-breaking news
stories and the latest in our scintillating blog
. If you are quaking in your boots about seismic catastrophes, be sure to take a look at the FAQ
page to see responses from our seismologists to common questions and fears.
Teachers, if you want to shake things up a bit in your classroom, schedule a field trip to the PNSN lab. Click on Seismology Lab Tours
to get things rolling (or shaking!).