Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.7 in Russia on 07/17/2017


07/17/17  --  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 7.7 earthquake that occurred near the westernmost extension of the Aleutian Island chain. The epicenter was located 688.6 km (427.9 miles) E of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, at a depth of 11.7 km below Earth’s surface.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4670

USGS page: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20009x42#executive

For general earthquake information, be sure to check out PAESTA Recommends Earthquake Resources and AGI's Earthquake Basics (link is external) page.