Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

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What Are Teachable Moments?

November 7, 2012 (16:35:50 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.4 Offshore Guatemala

A major earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala Wednesday morning, rocking the capital and shaking buildings as far away as Mexico City and El Salvador.

Teachable Moment Presentation

13 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 18.4 MB / pdf 2.37 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt/animación 18.1 MB / pdf 2.49 MB)

Animations and Visualizations

Wave Propagation and Tectonic Setting (mpeg-4 8.49 MB / YouTube)
USArray Ground Motion Visualization (mpeg-4 7.22 MB  / More Info)
Back Projection (mpeg-4 62.6 kB  / More Info)
Focal Mechanisms Explained (mpeg-4 41.0 MB / YouTube)

USGS Resources

Earthquake Information

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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