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January 10, 2017 (06:13:47 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.3 Philippines

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred 188.8 km (117.3 mi) SSE of Tabiauan, Philippines at a depth of 612.7 km (380.7 miles) under the Celebes Sea.

Teachable Moment Presentation

10 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 2.94 MB / pdf 915 kB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 2.93 MB / pdf 803 kB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


December 25, 2016 (14:22:27 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.6 Southern Chile

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has occurred near the southern tip of Chiloe Island in southern Chile. There are no immediate reports of deaths. There are reports of landslides and some damage to highways.

Teachable Moment Presentation

9 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 37.6 MB / pdf 1.16 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 37.6 MB / pdf 1.07 MB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


December 17, 2016 (10:51:12 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.9 Papua New Guinea

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has occurred east of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. The earthquake occurred 132.8 km (82.5 mi) east of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, at a depth of 103.2 km (64 miles). There are no current tsunami warnings in effect.

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9 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 2.78 MB / pdf 790 kB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 2.78 MB / pdf 779 kB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


December 8, 2016 (17:38:47 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.7 Solomon Islands

A  7.7 magnitude earthquake struck offshore in the Solomon Islands.  The earthquake occurred less than 30 kilometers off the island of Makira, at a depth of 48.7 km (30.3 miles), and 70 kilometers southwest of the island's city of Kirakira, about 4:38 a.m. local time Friday. There are no current Tsunami warnings in effect.

Teachable Moment Presentation

11 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 4.21 MB / pdf 841 kB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 3.29 MB / pdf 974 kB)

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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


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