IRIS Teachable Moments

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Tammy Bravo
2021-03-20 12:17:13
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has occurred in Japan. There are minor injuries reported. A powerpoint and animation has 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
2021-03-11 01:43:37
Ten years ago today a magnitude 9.1 earthquake occurred in Japan. The earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island, and initiated a series of large tsunami waves that devastated many coastal areas of the country, most notably in the Tōhoku region (northeastern Honshu). The tsunami also instigated a major nuclear accident at a power station along the coast. This is our last historical earthquake that we are highlighting in collaboration with the ShakeAlert Earth... [more]
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Three large earthquakes occurred along the Kermadec Trench, north of New Zealand. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. A powerpoint and animations have been prepared with additional details about these earthquakes. 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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