Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.4 South Georgia Island Region

IRIS

August 19, 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 7.4 earthquake occurred in the South Georgia Island Region.  South Georgia Island is a British territory in the South Atlantic Ocean that lies about 800 miles east of the Falkland Islands.  It is a remote and inhospitable island.. 

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4206

USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006exl

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.