Beginner’s guide to reading seismograms

jAmaSeis

jAmaSeis is a seismology teaching aid developed by IRIS’s Seismographs in Schools program. It is widely used by science educators worldwide.

For full details on using jamaseis see here: jAmaSeis Installation Guide

Some great youTube videos

Seismogram Analysis by Michael Sammartano:

How to Determine Richter Magnitude by Michael Sammartano:

EarthQuake Epicenter Triangulation by Michael Sammartano:

The anatomy of seismograms: