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November 24, 2016 (18:43:48 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 El Salvador

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Central America Thursday at a depth of 10.3 kilometers (6.4 miles).  Its epicenter was located 149 km (93 miles) south-southwest of Puerto Triunfo in El Salvador.

Teachable Moment Presentation

9 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 3.98 MB / pdf 1.22 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 3.98 MB / pdf 1.13 MB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


November 13, 2016 (11:02:56 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 New Zealand

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island just before midnight local time Sunday, triggering multiple aftershocks and tsunami waves. The earthquake struck about 93 km (58 miles) north of Christchurch at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). Two people are reported dead, and the extent of the property damage is still unknown.

Teachable Moment Presentation

13 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 4.75 MB / pdf 1.19 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 4.75 MB / pdf 1.18 MB)

Additional Resources

IRIS DMC Special Event Page

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


September 1, 2016 (16:37:57 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Off Coast of New Zealand

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred 166.8 km (103 miles) north-northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand below the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 19 km (11 miles). There are no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

Teachable Moment Presentation

9 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 2.79 MB / pdf 866 kB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 2.8 MB / pdf 772 kB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


August 29, 2016 (04:29:57 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 North of Ascension Island

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred 975 km (605 miles) northwest of Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).  There are no reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami warnings issued.

Teachable Moment Presentation

8 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 3.56 MB / pdf 713 kB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 3.56 MB / pdf 615 kB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


August 24, 2016 (01:36:33 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 6.2 Italy

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake 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.  

Teachable Moment Presentation

11 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 4.72 MB / pdf 1.38 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 4.72 MB / pdf 1.28 MB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


August 19, 2016 (07:22:32 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.4 South Georgia Island Region

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.
 

Teachable Moment Presentation

10 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 7.76 MB / pdf 958 kB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 7.76 MB / pdf 963 kB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


August 12, 2016 (01:26:35 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 New Caledonia

A major earthquake struck in the southwest Pacific Ocean 515.8 km (320.5 mi) southeast of Vanuatu.

There are no reports of damage and no threat of a tsunami.

Teachable Moment Presentation

7 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 3.1 MB / pdf 948 kB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 3.1 MB / pdf 948 kB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


July 29, 2016 (21:18:25 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.7 Mariana Islands

A strong magnitude 7.7 earthquake has occurred near the Mariana Islands.  The earthquake was located about 366 km (227 miles) north of Saipan and approximately 30 km (18 miles) southwest of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands, at a depth of 212.4 km (132 miles).

Teachable Moment Presentation

11 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 2.77 MB / pdf 1.22 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 2.76 MB / pdf 1.14 MB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


May 28, 2016 (09:46:59 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 South Sandwich Islands

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

Teachable Moment Presentation

11 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 9.61 MB / pdf 1.1 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 9.61 MB / pdf 1.1 MB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


April 28, 2016 (19:33:24 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.0 Vanuatu

A major earthquake struck in the southwest Pacific Ocean at a depth of 27 km beneath the island of Melampa in the Vanuatu island chain.

Teachable Moment Presentation

9 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 3.39 MB / pdf 740 kB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 3.39 MB / pdf 742 kB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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