Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

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What Are Teachable Moments?

May 30, 2015 (11:23:02 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 Bonin Islands, Japan

A major, magnitude 7.8 deep earthquake occurred near the Bonin Islands.  The earthquake was located about 874 km (543 mi) south of Tokyo, Japan and west of the Izu Trench.  This earthquake occurred at a depth of 678 km (421 miles) within the Pacific Plate where it subducts beneath the Philippine Plate.

Teachable Moment Presentation

8 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 4.46 MB / pdf 1.05 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 4.27 MB / pdf 1.24 MB)

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