Earthquake

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 6.2 Italy

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August 24, 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 6.2 earthquake that occurred in a mountainous region in Italy at a depth of 6–10 km. Early reports indicate that 120 people have been killed and many more are trapped under debris.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4208

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.4 South Georgia Island Region

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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

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.2 New Caledonia

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August 12, 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 major earthquake that struck in the southwest Pacific Ocean 515.8 km (320.5 mi) southeast of Vanuatu. There were no reports of damage and no threat of a tsunami.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4204

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.2 South Sandwich Islands

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May 28, 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 7.2 earthquake that occurred in the South Sandwich Islands, an uninhabited British territory off the coast of Argentina in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 Vanuatu

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April 28, 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 7.0 earthquake in the southwest Pacific Ocean at a depth of 27 km beneath the island of Melampa in the Vanuatu island chain.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4113

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.8 Ecuador

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April 16, 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 7.8 earthquake that occurred near the coast of Ecuador. According to a statement from the government, more than 1,550 people were injured, 235 dead, at least 370 buildings were destroyed and another 151 buildings and 26 schools were affected by the quake.

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 Japan

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April 15, 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 three strong to major earthquakes that occurred in Japan, including two foreshocks of M 6.2 and M 6.0 on April 14th and a M 7.0 early Saturday morning local time.  The foreshocks caused severe shaking in the region and resulted in 9 reported fatalities and more than 1000 injuries.  Early reports indicate that at least 32 people have died in the M 7.0 earthquake.

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.8 Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia

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March 2, 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 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred 800 km off the west coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia, as a result of strike ­slip faulting within the mantle lithosphere of the Indo-­Australia Plate. 

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4022

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.1 Southern Alaska

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01/24/2016  --  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 7.1 earthquake that knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday. The earthquake was widely felt because it was close to Alaska’s population centers. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to natural gas explosions or fire following the earthquake.

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