MWeinhouse: Aloha Edwin, I'm beginning my Waves chapter and was wondering…

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Aloha Edwin,
I'm beginning my Waves chapter and was wondering if you had any info on the earthquakes on Hawaii island to tell me if there were current examples of P- and S- waves? Just thought I could tie the chapter into current events. On another topic, I am ready to send back the equipment I borrowed. Can you tell me how to do that? I would normally send you an email but my school email is down.....UGH! Thanks again for all you do.

May 21 2018 - 7:04pm
MWeinhouse's picture

Oops! Just saw the Earthquakes link above. I think the simulation will be perfect!! You read my mind!

May 21 2018 - 7:06pm
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Aloha Kapua,

I'm glad you found the earthquake resources link on our page. Also, I want to share a few links related to the last major earthquake on Big Island.

Magnitude 6.9 Big Island Hawaii earthquake information:

This page includes a teachable moment presentation package which included a nice visualization of how the waves from this earthquake propagated through the planet.

Aditional info:

IRIS website:

Latest earthquakes worldwide:

Iris earthquake browser (Hawaii):

I hope you find this useful.



May 22 2018 - 10:21am