Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 New Caledonia on 11/19/2017


11/19/17  --  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 this powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake that occurred 82km ENE of Maré Island, the second-largest of the Loyalty Islands in the archipelago of New Caledonia. The initial report of the magnitude and shallow 10km depth prompted a tsunami warning. 

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/5267 (link is external)

USGS page: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000brlf#executive (link is external) 

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 page (https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/earthquake-basics).