The school seismology project enables schools to detect signals from large earthquakes happening anywhere in the world.
The sheer destructive power of earthquakes has always held a fascination for children.
This project capitalises on this natural interest by making use of earthquakes and seismology as a unifying theme to teach a range of basic science concepts.
From the 200 or so seismometers in the British Isles, you can also view school seismometer stations around the world.
Showing significant earthquakes from around the world that make the news or M7 and above; M3 earthquakes and above in and around the British Isles.
Locate an earthquake using your own seismometer along with other stations on the network.
Add your school's seismometer to the station list and become part of our growing network of schools sharing their data.
This map shows earthquakes data derived from stations operated by schools around the UK.
Do you need some funding to buy a seismometer? There are a number of schemes that will help you get started.
Earthquake in Northern Chile
Stations that have recorded data for this quake