Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.1 Southern Alaska


01/24/2016  --  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 7.1 earthquake that knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday. The earthquake was widely felt because it was close to Alaska’s population centers. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to natural gas explosions or fire following the earthquake.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3957

USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10004gqp#general_summary

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.