Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Earthquake and Seismic Hazard Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Dynamic Planet:  Earthquake and Seismic Hazard Maps from Ball State University Libraries

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has added a set of seismic activity maps to the Digital Media Repository (DMR).  This collection, Earthquake and Seismic Hazard Maps, provides online access to a set of 14 maps depicting the locations of fault lines, historic earthquakes, active volcanoes, and plate tectonics from around the world and in the United States, including regional locations like the New Madrid fault line in the Midwest.

The Digital Media Repository allows users to access and download files for research and learning.  Once a map has been selected, click on the top right “download” button to choose a small, medium, or large file copy or print the map.  The DMR also provides metadata of publication information and dates.  Users can also order a reproduction from the archival file of the map from Archives and Special Collections at 765-285-5078.

For more information about using maps for research and learning, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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