Earthquake

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 New Guinea on 07/27/15

IRIS

07/27/15  --  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 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck New Guinea Monday, approximately 250 km west of the provincial capital Jayapura. .

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3665

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 near Solomon Islands on 07/18/15

IRIS

07/18/15  --  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 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck offshore in the Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred northwest of Lata, Nendö at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3657

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 06/17/15

IRIS

06/17/15  --  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 7.0 earthquake that occurred in the Southern Atlantic Ocean.  The earthquake was located about 2750 km (1709 mi) SE of Arraial do Cabo, Brazil.  This shallow earthquake occurred on or near a transform fault forming part of the South American - African Plate boundary.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3584

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.8 Bonin Islands, Japan on 05/30/15

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05/30/15  --  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 7.8 deep earthquake that occurred near the Bonin Islands.  The earthquake was located about 874 km (543 mi) south of Tokyo, Japan and west of the Izu Trench.  This earthquake occurred at a depth of 678 km (421 miles) within the Pacific Plate where it subducts beneath the Philippine Plate.

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.3 Nepal on 05/12/15

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05/07/15  --  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 7.3 earthquake that occurred near Mount Everest. Early reports suggest 32 people have been killed and at least 1,000 were injured in the earthquake. The region is still in recovery from a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred on April 25, killing more than 8,000 people.

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.1 Papua New Guinea on 05/07/15

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05/07/15  --  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 7.1 earthquake that hit off the western coast of Bougainville Island on Thursday, approximately 144 km (89 mi) southwest of Panguna. There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3394

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.5 Papua New Guinea on 05/05/15

IRIS

05/05/15  --  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 7.5 earthquake that struck off the eastern coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, approximately 130 km (81 mi) south-southwest of Kokopo at a depth of 42 km (26.1 mi). 

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3382

Listen Current: Nepal Earthquake Recovery is Slow

Listen Current

May 3, 2015  --  Nepal, the mountainous South Asian country nestled between China and India, is small but densely populated. On April 25th a large earthquake devastated the country. From the capital city of Kathmandu to the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest, every corner of the country has been affected. With the death toll rising above 6,000 the international community and aid groups have sprung into action, sending supplies and people to support recovery. Unfortunately, the limited infrastructure in this developing nation is making the relief effort difficult.

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.8 Nepal

IRIS

04/25/2015  --  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 7.8 earthquake occurred 77 km (48 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal that is home to nearly 1.5 million inhabitants.  The earthquake flattened homes, buildings and temples, causing widespread damage across the region and killing more than 1,800 people.

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