Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 Vanuatu


April 28, 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 in the southwest Pacific Ocean at a depth of 27 km beneath the island of Melampa in the Vanuatu island chain.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4113

USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10005c88

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.