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

IRIS

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

IRIS

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

IRIS

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

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.

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.5 Papua New Guinea

IRIS

03/29/2015  --  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 7.5 earthquake that struck off the eastern coast of Papua New Guinea on Sunday, approximately 54 km (33 miles) southeast of Kokopo.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3308

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.0 Flores Sea

IRIS

02/27/2015  --  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 major magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook southern Indonesia, but no major damage or tsunami were expected because of its depth. 

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3275

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.1 Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

IRIS

02/15/2015  --  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 major magnitude 7.1 earthquake that occurred on the North America – Eurasia Plate boundary. The epicenter was located ~1170km SE of Greenland in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3250

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.1 Molucca Sea, 11/15/14

IRIS

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 occurred 150 kilometers (93 miles) off the coast of Ternate, Indonesia.  The 35 kilometer deep (21.7 miles) earthquake struck at 10:31 a.m. local time.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/3047

Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.1 Fiji, 11/01/14

IRIS

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, which struck 141 km (88 miles) northeast of Ndoi Island, Fiji, and 313 km (194 mi) west-northwest of Nuku’alofa, Tonga according to the US Geological Survey, but there were no reports of damage.

IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/2919

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