Thread: Magnitude 7.4 Kermadec Islands

Started: 2020-06-18 20:28:12
Last activity: 2020-06-18 20:28:12
Tammy Bravo
2020-06-18 20:28:12
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has occurred south of the Kermadec
Islands. There are no reports of injuries.

A powerpoint has been prepared with additional details about this

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If anyone is still teaching remotely and unable to discuss the event with
your students, below are a few questions that might encourage your students
to explore this earthquake.
Use the IRIS Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments (RETM) and other internet
sources to explore this earthquake and answer the following questions.

Before Your Exploration:
What is an earthquake?
Describe what you know about earthquakes north of New Zealand? Are they

During Your Exploration:
Summarize what happened.
What “impact”, if any, did this event have? Why?
Was this event surprising? Use evidence to support your answer.

After Your Exploration:
What are two things you learned from your exploration? Provide specific
What questions do you have about this earthquake or earthquakes in general?
What sources of information did you use besides the IRIS RETM? List them

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the University of Portland

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