Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

What Are Teachable Moments?

July 7, 2013 (18:35:30 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Papua New Guinea

A major 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:35:30 AM local time 110 km east-northeast of Taron, New Ireland Island, Papua New Guinea. The hypocenter was 378 km below Earth’s surface and this depth accounts for the light ground shaking and minimal impact of this earthquake.

Teachable Moment Presentation

6 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 2.49 MB / pdf 586 kB)

Animations and Visualizations

Wave Propagation (mp4 1.16 MB / YouTube)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 2.49 MB / pdf 588 kB)

USGS Resources

Earthquake Information

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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