Thread: Anniversary: M7.8 earthquake in Nepal

Started: 2016-04-22 19:17:42
Last activity: 2016-04-22 19:17:42
Topics: IRIS EPO
Tammy Bravo
2016-04-22 19:17:42

Monday, April 25th marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating M7.8
earthquake in Nepal. IRIS has put together a short animation that discusses
the evolution of the Himalaya in a broad tectonic context and then focuses
more closely on the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

We have also created a special page with additional relevant educational
content including animations detailing convergent plate boundaries, the
formation of the Himalayas, building resonance, and ground motion during
the earthquake. Also included are the Recent Earthquake Teachable Moment,
an interactive map showing the earthquake sequence and technical
scientific information about this earthquake.

We hope that these tools will be useful to you when teaching about this

Also for information about preparing for an earthquake please visit

Best Wishes,

Tammy K Bravo, PhD
Seismologist, Seismology Outreach Specialist
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
1200 New York Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

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