IRIS Teachable Moments

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Twenty years ago Sunday a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred south of Seattle. One person died and approximately 400 people were injured. There was damage from Seattle to Olympia with widespread landslides and liquefaction. We highlight this historical earthquake today in collaboration with the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system. If you live in King, Pierce, or Thurston County in Washington State and have opted in to receive test messages, you will receive a TEST Wireless Emerge... [more]
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This Thursday we will release a Teachable Moment presentation for Sunday's 20th anniversary of the 2001 Nisqually earthquake that impacted Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, and surrounding communities in collaboration with ShakeAlert! If you live in King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties in Washington State you and your students will receive a TEST Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Thursday (2/25) at 11AM as a public demonstration of the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system. The USGS and the WA Emer... [more]
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Tammy Bravo
2021-02-13 16:43:10
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred in Japan. At least 50 people were reported injured. A powerpoint and animations have been prepared with additional details about this earthquake. This resource can be downloaded from: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm Teachable Moments are a service of IRIS Education and Public Outreach and the University of Portland If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!
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Tammy Bravo
2021-02-10 17:20:03
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake has occurred Southeast of the Loyalty Islands. There are no reports of damage or injuries. A powerpoint and animations have been prepared with additional details about this earthquake. This resource can be downloaded from: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm Teachable Moments are a service of IRIS Education and Public Outreach and the University of Portland If you have any questions or comments, please contact us!
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Fifty years ago today a magnitude 6.6 occurred in the early morning in San Fernando, California. 64 people lost their lives and more than 2,500 were injured. The earthquake caused significant damage, and prompted action and legislation to protect people and reduce earthquake loss across the state. California is safer today because of this earthquake. We highlight this historical earthquake today in collaboration with the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system, which is now operatin... [more]
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