Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

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April 19, 2013 (03:05:53 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.2 Kuril Islands

An earthquake has occurred in the Kuril Islands north of Japan and was felt 1490 km (925 miles) away in Tokyo, Japan. There have been no reports of damage or injuries. This earthquake was at a depth of 122 km (76 miles), too deep to displace the ocean floor and generate a tsunami.

Teachable Moment Presentation

11 slide Powerpoint presentation (zipped ppt 3.07 MB / pdf 1.24 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 3.08 MB / pdf 1.25 MB)

USGS Resources

Earthquake Information

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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