Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

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January 23, 2018 (09:31:42 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.9 Alaska

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred at 12:31 am local time 181 miles southeast of Kodiak at a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). There are no immediate reports of damage or fatalities.  Light shaking from this earthquake was felt across southern Alaska. A tsunami alert activated emergency warnings along coastal Alaska, and roused much of the population to seek shelter or move from tsunami inundation zones. 

Teachable Moment Presentation

12 slide Powerpoint presentation/animation (zipped ppt 13.8 MB / pdf 1.07 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 13.9 MB /pdf 1.14 MB)

Additional Resources

USGS Event Page

IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) Pages


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