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Much is in the news lately about earthquakes because of current activity that has affected people so hard. The Haiti earthquake has brought the world together and now Chile has been devastated by an 8.8 Magnitude quake. The quake also sent a tsunami to Hawaii! Since we're learning about plate tectonics let's read what has happened in Haiti, Chile and Hawaii. Let's put together what we're learning with what is happening and write about it. Begin blogging and sharing some of the many resources out there.


Check out these pictures of the destruction in Chile from the Boston Globe.

Chile quake Interactive (check it out)

New York Times article on Chile's earthquake.

Chile quake shortened our days??

Tsunami travel times graphic. 

Mashable article on how to track tsunamis.

Here's a good NPR article on the Chile earthquake.

Here's a youtube video on the Chile earthquake.

Here's a video taken from the International Space Station (ISS) by Astronaut Soichi.

And here's a picture taken from the ISS by Astronaut Soichi.

USGS Current Worldwide Earthquakes website.



Check out this site that tracks current earthquakes, it's cooler than the USGS site!




Haiti's 7.0M quake wikipedia site.

Photographs of Haiti (You've got to see these!)

Haiti Map


Taiwan had a 6.4M earthquake!

And yet another earthquake makes the news, Turkey gets hit by a 5.9M quake.


Are all these earthquakes connected?



























Haiti Earthquake Chile Earthquake Taiwan Earthquake Turkey Earthquake
7.0M at 13Km depth on January 12, 2010 8.8M at 59.4Km depth on February 27, 2010 6.4M at 35Km depth on March 4, 2010 5.9 M at 10Km depth on March 8, 2010
Over 230,000 died. Over 800 died. 11 injured, none dead. At least 5 dead.
From a Transform Fault. From a Subduction Zone. In between a transform fault and a subduction zone! Subduction Zone Earthquake


Feel free to comment and tell me what you think.

Mr. G

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I started my teaching career in South Central Los Angeles teaching in modified to full bilingual 4th and 5th grade classes. Then I moved to WA State where I have taught mainly 6th through 8th grade. I have enjoyed the culture clash but notice that kids are the same everywhere :o)

My areas of interest are science and technology but I also love studying ancient cultures and learning about different peoples and cultures.

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