The USGS has posted a new online course titled "A Practical Guide to Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest". The first part of the course provides an overview of the earthquake hazard in the Pacific Northwest and relevant recent earthquakes globally. The second part summarizes tools available that facilitate earthquake response. The entire course can easily be viewed in about an hour. To view this, go to http://earthquakes.usgs.gov under "Featured Items" (click on item #4) on the right side of the webpage.