Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

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February 6, 2013 (01:12:27 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 8.0 Solomon Islands

A  8.0 magnitude earthquake struck offshore in the Solomon Islands.  The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.7 km (17.8 miles) and a tsunami warning was issued for the region.

Teachable Moment Presentation

10 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 11.7 MB / pdf 1.32 MB)

NEW 8 slide Powerpoint update (zipped ppt 2.87 MB / pdf 1.76 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt/animación 11.7 MB / pdf 1.28 MB)

NEW Información actualizada en Español (zipped ppt 2.87 MB / pdf 1.77 MB)

Animations and Visualizations

USArray Ground Motion Visualization (mpeg-4 9.23 MB  / More Info)

USGS Resources

Earthquake Information

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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