Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

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January 5, 2013 (08:58:19 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.5 Southeastern Alaska

A major 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck at approximately midnight local time off the west coast of southeastern Alaska.  There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.  This earthquake occurred as a result of shallow strike-slip faulting on or near the plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates.

Teachable Moment Presentation

10 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt/animation 8.93 MB / pdf 1.83 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 8.93 MB / pdf 1.78 MB)

Animations and Visualizations

USArray Ground Motion Visualization (mpeg-4 6.73 MB / More Info)

USGS Resources

Earthquake Information

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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