Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 in El Salvador
November 24, 2016 -- IRIS does an excellent job collecting and preparing resources we can use in our classrooms on recent, significant earthquakes. Check out their PowerPoint, visualizations and animations on a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck off the Pacific coast of Central America Thursday at a depth of 10.3 kilometers (6.4 miles). Its epicenter was located 149 km (93 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador.
IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4347
For general earthquake information, be sure to check out PAESTA Recommends Earthquake Resources (http://www.paesta.psu.edu/paesta-recommends#earthquake ) and AGI's Earthquake Basics (http://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/earthquake-basics ) page.