Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.7 Solomon Islands


December 8, 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 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck offshore in the Solomon Islands.  The earthquake occurred less than 30 kilometers off the island of Makira, at a depth of 48.7 km (30.3 miles), and 70 kilometers southwest of the island's city of Kirakira, about 4:38 a.m. local time Friday. There are no current Tsunami warnings in effect.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4367

USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20007z80#executive

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.