Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.9 Papua New Guinea (01/22/2017)


January 22, 2017  --  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 7.9 earthquake that occurred 40 kilometers (24 miles) west of the town of Panguna, at an intermediate depth (136 km, 84.5 miles) beneath the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. 

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4409

USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10007uph#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.