Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 Japan


April 15, 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 three strong to major earthquakes that occurred in Japan, including two foreshocks of M 6.2 and M 6.0 on April 14th and a M 7.0 early Saturday morning local time.  The foreshocks caused severe shaking in the region and resulted in 9 reported fatalities and more than 1000 injuries.  Early reports indicate that at least 32 people have died in the M 7.0 earthquake.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4100

USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005iis

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.