Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

What Are Teachable Moments?

November 17, 2013 (09:04:55 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 Scotia Sea

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has occurred in the South Orkney Island region in the Scotia Sea. This earthquake is the latest in a series of moderate-to-large earthquakes to strike this region over the past several days.

Teachable Moment Presentation

11 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 7.39 MB / pdf 982 kB)

Animations and Visualizations

USArray Ground Motion Visualization (mpeg 9.2 MB / More Info)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 2.28 MB / pdf 986 kB)

USGS Resources

Earthquake Information

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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