Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 8.1 in Mexico on 09/08/2017


09/08/17  --  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 8.1 earthquake that occurred offshore Mexico.  It was felt as far away as Mexico City and Guatemala City.  This occurred as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia were approaching from the east.  There are early reports of 32 deaths from this earthquake, with homes, schools and hospitals damaged.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/5137

USGS page: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000ahv0#executive

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