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What Are Teachable Moments?
April 18, 2014 (14:27:26 UTC)
Magnitude 7.2 Guerrero, Mexico
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Its epicenter was in the western state of Guerrero, near the seaside resort of Acapulco. It collapsed several walls and left large cracks in some facades. There were no reports of major damage or casualties.
Teachable Moment Presentation
13 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 16.9 MB / pdf 1.53 MB)
Animations and Visualizations
Tectonic Setting and Wave Propagation (mp4 3.8 MB / YouTube)
Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 16.9 MB / pdf 1.7 MB)
IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages
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