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Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.2 Tajikistan

IRIS

12/07/2015  --  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 a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that has occurred in Tajikistan in a sparsely populated area approximately 349km (217mi) E of the capital Dushanbe.  This earthquake shook buildings in cities in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3880

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.1 SE Indian Ridge

IRIS

12/04/2015  --  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 an unusual 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in the southern Indian Ocean approximately 1022km (635 mi) ENE of Heard Island and McDonald Islands.  

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3876

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Two Magnitude 7.6 Peru

IRIS

11/24/2015  --  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 the two deep 7.6 magnitude earthquakes that have shaken a sparsely populated jungle region near the Peru-Brazil border in southeast Peru. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3865 

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 Solomon Islands

IRIS

11/18/2015  --  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 the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck offshore in the Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred 178 km (111 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands at a depth of 13.4 km (8.3 mi), according to the US Geological Survey.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3859

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.5 Afghanistan

IRIS

10/26/2015  --  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 the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that occurred in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the sparsely populated province of Badakhshan, Afghanistan which borders Pakistan, Tajikistan and China. 

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3779

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.1 Vanuatu

IRIS

10/20/2015  --  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 the major earthquake that struck near Vanuatu in the southwest Pacific Ocean early Friday morning (8:52 AM) local time 337 km (209 miles) west of Port-Vila, Efate, Vanuatu. 

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3768

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 8.3 Offshore Coquimbo, Chile

IRIS

09/16/2015  --  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 the 8.3 magnitude earthquake that struck offshore Chile late Wednesday.  The earthquake occurred 229km (142mi) north-northwest of the capital Santiago. The earthquake shook buildings in Santiago and generated a tsunami that caused flooding in some coastal areas.  The coastal town of Coquimbo was hit by waves of up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) high after the 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

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