Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.2 Kamchatka, Russia

01/30/2016  --  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 7.2 earthquake that occurred on Saturday January 30, 2016 at a depth of 161 km (100 miles) beneath the Kamchatka Peninsula.  The epicenter was located 107 km (66 miles) north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia.  Moderate to strong shaking was felt across the southern Kamchatka Peninsula.  There have been no reports of damage or injuries and the earthquake was too deep to displace the ocean floor and generate a tsunami.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3965

USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20004vvx#general_region

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.