Texas Educational Seismic Project

Texas Educational Seismic Project

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HAPPENING NOW - JAPAN - A major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude M7.3 has occurred at 09:36hrs UTC (blue circle). No immediate tsunami threat for HAWAII, see comments attached to this post. It was preceded by a strong magnitude M6.3 event nearby (orange circle).
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INDONESIA - A very large magnitude M6.6 #earthquake occurred today offshore #Indonesia at 09:05hrs UTC. Shaking was felt across the capital city, but thankfully no tsunami warning was issued. The event was, surprisingly, recorded quite well here in Spring, TX by #IRIS Station E1TX and #RaspberryShake Station R5DDF (shown below, a 1.2 Hz LP filter applied).
ALASKA - a significant preliminary magnitude M6.8 earthquake occurred offshore Alaska today, 01-11-2022 at 11:35hrs UTC. The event was recorded in Spring, TX at #RaspberryShake Station R5DDF (top image) and #IRIS Station E1TX (bottom image).

No tsunami warning was issued, thankfully.
#Alaska, #R5DDF, #E1TX
DID YOU FEEL IT ?? HELP UPDATE THIS MAP - Major earthquake magnitude M6.6 offshore Cyprus... please submit your "felt it" reports, including details on what moved, or fell, around you to the USGS: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000gaqu/dyfi/intensity
NICARAGUA - A very strong magnitude M6.0 earthquake occurred offshore Western Nicaragua today at 16:25 hrs UTC. The strong event was felt as far away as El Savador. A beautiful seismogram was recorded at Raspberry Shake Station R5DDF, LP 1.2Hz filter applied. #raspishake, #r5ddf, #Weston_Quakes
The Rasberry Shake team is phenomenal to work with - go take a look at raspberryshake.org

OUR VISION
Texas Educational Seismic Project (TX-ESP) promotes inquiry-based learning and investigative methods in earth sciences for K-12 classrooms.

OUR MISSION
TX-ESP augments Texas teacher’s 5E lesson plans with inquiry-based learning methods. TX-ESP’s goal is to expand linear problem solving skills of the K-12 student towards an enhanced creative analysis and assessment skillset. TX-ESP uses seismology as a stimulating teaching tool to accomplish this goal. The program aligns with TEKS requirements by teaching students about seismology and

Operating as usual

03/16/2022

HAPPENING NOW - JAPAN - A major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude M7.3 has occurred at 09:36hrs UTC (blue circle). No immediate tsunami threat for HAWAII, see comments attached to this post. It was preceded by a strong magnitude M6.3 event nearby (orange circle).

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Please join us by issuing this condemnation of Russia's aggression in Ukraine. We plead for peace.

Earth and Space Science Community Anti-War Statement - Sign the Petition! https://chng.it/Nq6q4nTb via @Change

Sign the Petition Earth and Space Science Community Anti-War Statement

Timeline photos 03/02/2022

Timeline photos

Earthquakes can strike at any time. If you live in an earthquake prone region, it's not a question of IF, but WHEN. But you can prepare! Earthquake preparation is a life-long journey, and doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Small steps add up! Learn about how to become more resilient in the face of earthquakes and other disasters.

https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/sequences/earthquake_preparedness

Earthquake or Bomb?! How do scientists tell the difference?- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology 02/25/2022

Earthquake or Bomb?! How do scientists tell the difference?- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

Earthquake or Bomb?! How do scientists tell the difference?- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Did someone just test a nuclear bomb? Seismometers can detect anything that shakes the ground, so seismologists have to use many techniques to determine the cause. In this animation we look at both seismograms and focal mechanisms.

02/16/2022

A preliminary M6.2 earthquake struck inside Guatemala eight minutes ago.

It was also felt in El Salvador and in parts of Mexico.

The depth of the quake was approximately 84 kilometers, which should dampen the potential for damage.

A number of aftershocks have been felt.

01/15/2022

[THIS MESSAGE IS OUT-OF-DATE. PLEASE FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION AT TSUNAMI.GOV]

A Advisory means: a dangerous wave is on the way. Strong and unusual currents are expected along the coast, and in bays, marinas, and harbors. Move to high ground and away from the shore.

More at http://tsunami.gov.

Tsunami waves reach West Coast as National Weather Service urges: ‘Move off the beach’ 01/15/2022

Tsunami waves reach West Coast as National Weather Service urges: ‘Move off the beach’

Tsunami waves reach West Coast as National Weather Service urges: ‘Move off the beach’ The advisory means people should move off the beach and out of harbors, but widespread inundation was not expected.

01/15/2022

Tsunami arrives in Tonga after undersea volcanic eruption

From the US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center pertaining to American Samoa:

BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HONOLULU HI
648 PM SST FRI JAN 14 2022

...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR AMERICAN SAMOA...

AUDIENCE
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EMERGENCY MANAGERS... MEDIA... GENERAL PUBLIC

EVALUATION
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* A HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED BY VOLCANIC ACTIVITY
IN TONGA

* MONITORING IS UNDERWAY TO EVALUATE THE TSUNAMI THREAT.

* A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED BY THIS EARTHQUAKE. BASED ON ALL
AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS A THREAT TO AMERICAN SAMOA OF SEA
LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS AND STRONG OCEAN CURRENTS THAT COULD BE A
HAZARD ALONG BEACHES... IN HARBORS... AND IN COASTAL WATERS.

* THE EARLIEST ESTIMATED TIME THAT HAZARDOUS SEA LEVEL
FLUCTUATIONS AND STRONG OCEAN CURRENTS MAY BEGIN IN AMERICAN
SAMOA IS

648 PM SST ON FRIDAY JANUARY 14 2022

01/14/2022

INDONESIA - A very large magnitude M6.6 occurred today offshore at 09:05hrs UTC. Shaking was felt across the capital city, but thankfully no tsunami warning was issued. The event was, surprisingly, recorded quite well here in Spring, TX by Station E1TX and Station R5DDF (shown below, a 1.2 Hz LP filter applied).

Photos from Texas Educational Seismic Project's post 01/11/2022

ALASKA - a significant preliminary magnitude M6.8 earthquake occurred offshore Alaska today, 01-11-2022 at 11:35hrs UTC. The event was recorded in Spring, TX at Station R5DDF (top image) and Station E1TX (bottom image).

No tsunami warning was issued, thankfully.
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01/11/2022

DID YOU FEEL IT ?? HELP UPDATE THIS MAP - Major earthquake magnitude M6.6 offshore Cyprus... please submit your "felt it" reports, including details on what moved, or fell, around you to the USGS: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000gaqu/dyfi/intensity

01/06/2022

NICARAGUA - A very strong magnitude M6.0 earthquake occurred offshore Western Nicaragua today at 16:25 hrs UTC. The strong event was felt as far away as El Savador. A beautiful seismogram was recorded at Raspberry Shake Station R5DDF, LP 1.2Hz filter applied. , ,

Making the shaking count — high schoolers in Puerto Rico set up earthquake alerts with Raspberry Shake - Temblor.net 01/04/2022

Making the shaking count — high schoolers in Puerto Rico set up earthquake alerts with Raspberry Shake - Temblor.net

The Rasberry Shake team is phenomenal to work with - go take a look at raspberryshake.org

Making the shaking count — high schoolers in Puerto Rico set up earthquake alerts with Raspberry Shake - Temblor.net After a strong earthquake struck Puerto Rico in 2020, a group of students quickly designed, programmed and installed a small seismic network to record aftershocks

Timeline photos 01/04/2022

TXESP supports the mission and activities of TxGCP

UT Austin's Women in STEM program (@utwistem) is the administrative home for TxGCP! WiSTEM is a university-wide outreach, recruiting and retention program for pre-college and undergraduate students in STEM fields who identify as women or other gender minorities. Learn more at https://diversity.utexas.edu/womeninstem/

Timeline photos 12/28/2021

Timeline photos

jAmaSeis is a free, java-based program that allows users to obtain and display seismic data in real-time from either a local instrument or from remote stations.

https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/software-web-app/jamaseis

Photos from Texas Educational Seismic Project's post 12/23/2021

There have been many significant in North America this month. IRIS Station and Raspberry Shake Station have recorded events in California, Mexico and Alaska. Images shown below, some filters have been applied. Shown first is a magnitude M4.8 earthquake on 12/19/2021 at 10:27 UTC near La Libertad, Mexico.

Tsunamis’ magnetic fields are detectable before sea level change 12/22/2021

Tsunamis’ magnetic fields are detectable before sea level change

MAGNETIC FIELD INFORMATION COULD PROVIDE EARLIER DISASTER WARNING TO AT-RISK REGIONS, POTENTIALLY SAVING LIVES

Tsunamis’ magnetic fields are detectable before sea level change AGU press contact: Rebecca Dzombak, +1 (202) 777-7492, [email protected] (UTC-4 hours) Contact information for the researchers: Zhiheng Lin, Kyoto University, [email protected] (UTC+9 hours) WASHINGTON—A new study finds the magnetic field generated by a tsunami can be detected a few minu...

Timeline photos 12/15/2021

Timeline photos

Seismometers measure vibrations. More vibration… more wiggle. This USGS video provides a tutorial for anyone interested in interpreting the seismic records on public webicorder displays.

https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/guide_to_reading_a_seismogram_usgs

Timeline photos 12/07/2021

Timeline photos

The @TxGCP Women & Girls Summit designed is happening this Friday!! STEM professionals and all who are engaged in education, outreach, recruitment, and/or retention of women and girls in STEM are invited to join! Learn more at https://www.txgcp.org/texas-women-girls-in-stem-summit

2-minute takes on misunderstandings in Earth Science (GROUP)- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology 12/06/2021

2-minute takes on misunderstandings in Earth Science (GROUP)- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

2-minute takes on misunderstandings in Earth Science (GROUP)- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Earth science is not simple. It frequently deals with difficult concepts, abstractions, mathematical laws, and theory. With this series of animations under 2 minutes, we hope to address common misunderstandings, misconceptions and myths.

Timeline photos 12/01/2021

Timeline photos

Why do my squiggles look funny? Read this new blog post from Adam Ringler at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) about what happens when seismometers no longer faithfully represent the actual ground motions.

https://www.iris.edu/hq/programs/epo/life_of_a_seismologist/its_instrumental/why_do_my_squiggles_look_funny

11/30/2021
Deep, Powerful Earthquake Rocks Chile 11/29/2021

Deep, Powerful Earthquake Rocks Chile

On Sunday, 11/28/2021 at 10:52hrs UTC, a MAJOR magnitude M7.5 earthquake occurred near Barranca, Peru. The hypocenter was very deep at ~112km. The wide-felt, strong shaking caused damages and injuries and are still being reported as of Monday, 11/2/2021. The event was recorded here in Spring, TX, USA on a Raspberry Shake seismograph, Station R5DDF (shown below). The seismogram has a LP 0.8 Hz filter applied. Photograph courtesy of Reuters News Organization. More information about the event can be found HERE.

https://txesp.wordpress.com/2021/11/29/deep-powerful-earthquake-rocks-chile/

Deep, Powerful Earthquake Rocks Chile On Sunday, 11/28/2021 at 10:52hrs UTC, a MAJOR magnitude M7.5 earthquake occurred near Barranca, Peru. The hypocenter was very deep at ~112km. The wide-felt, strong shaking caused damages and injur…

What should you do if you get an earthquake early warning? - Temblor.net 11/28/2021

What should you do if you get an earthquake early warning? - Temblor.net

What should you do if you get an earthquake early warning? - Temblor.net A new study analyzes what is the best advice to give people when an earthquake strikes. The answer depends on where you are among other things, but for the U.S. the advice is: drop, cover, hold on!

Timeline photos 11/08/2021

Timeline photos

Today is National STEM Day! It is a chance to encourage kids to explore their interests and to celebrate the value of and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)! Learn more at https://www.energy.gov/articles/ways-celebrate-national-stem-day

2021 Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit — Texas Girls Collaborative Project 11/04/2021

2021 Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit — Texas Girls Collaborative Project

2021 Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit

Friday, December 10, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Virtual in Zoom and Gatherly
Join educators and advocates for concurrent sessions. lightning talks. Stand Up for STEM Awards, and more!

Join the Texas Girls Collaborative Project for our 5th Annual Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit designed to share best practices, connect organizations and individuals, and showcase outstanding efforts to increase the number of girls in STEM and support the retention of women in STEM careers. STEM professionals and all who are engaged in education, outreach, recruitment, and/or retention of women and girls in STEM are invited to join in.

https://www.txgcp.org/texas-women-girls-in-stem-summit

2021 Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit — Texas Girls Collaborative Project 2020 Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit

11/02/2021

EngineerGirl Writing Contest

The 2022 EngineerGirl Writing Contest is open! This year’s theme is “Sustainable Solutions: Engineering for our Future” and we’re asking students to write an informative essay about how engineering can help humanity meet one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals identify 17 areas where urgent action is required on all levels – from international institutions to individual households – and their aim is to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people have equal opportunities to enjoy peace and prosperity. Take a look at the contest rules and regulations, then make sure essays are submitted by February 1, 2022!



EngineerGirl is a program of the National Academy of Engineering.

EngineerGirl Ambassadors 11/02/2021

EngineerGirl Ambassadors

EngineerGirl Ambassadors Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 EngineerGirl Ambassadors Program! An EngineerGirl Ambassador is a female, U.S. high school student who designs, develops, and implements a project in her local community that will encourage younger girls - particularly those with little access to engineering role models - to think about engineering and engineering careers and give them practical experience in engineering design. Ambassadors will receive training and support from the National Academy of Engineering, $250 in project funding, an all-expense paid trip to a training and networking event, and more. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022. Learn more at EngineerGirl.org/Ambassadors

EngineerGirl Ambassadors Basic information about the EngineerGirl Ambassador program

Earthquake or Bomb?! How do scientists tell the difference?- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology 10/31/2021

Earthquake or Bomb?! How do scientists tell the difference?- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

Earthquake or Bomb?! How do scientists tell the difference?- Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Did someone just test a nuclear bomb? Seismometers can detect anything that shakes the ground, so seismologists have to use many techniques to determine the cause. In this animation we look at both seismograms and focal mechanisms.

10/23/2021

Excellent presentation "Stories With Bricks" by B. Ford and A. Rizo from AIMS at the CA STEAM Symposium. Really great insights about the power of children telling their own stories with bricks (legos) and how educators can guide the students to discuss the math principles that are "hidden" in their stories.... much to share --->>> https://aimscenter.org/resources

Timeline photos 10/20/2021

Timeline photos

Join us on Thursday, 10/21, anytime between 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM PT for a special YouTube Live event to celebrate ShakeOut - even participate in a drill with others - as a part of the Great “Online” California ShakeOut: http://YouTube.com/greatshakeout.

Alan Kafka on Twitter 10/18/2021

Alan Kafka on Twitter

Alan Kafka on Twitter “One-minute summary (by @CannonKasey) of our poster for this week's Eastern Section Meeting of the Seismological Society of America: THE INTRIGUING VARIETY OF THINGS WE RECORD WITH OUR RASPBERRY SHAKES... (@raspishake) https://t.co/2qCmvNzjso”

Photos from The Next California Earthquake's post 10/18/2021

This powerful earthquake devastated California's infrastructure. These historical events shape new regulations and policy decisions moving forward (as they should). But had the pendulum swung too far the other way? Scientists need to be relentenlessly re-evaluating our hypotheses. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we need to dive deeper.

Texas Girls Collaborative Project 10/15/2021

Texas Girls Collaborative Project

Reviewing 40+ applications for Stand Up in STEM Awards sponsored by Texas' Girl Collaborative Project (txgcp.org).

Please deliver more Dunkin'....I'm going blind reading essays.

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Texas Girls Collaborative Project The Texas Girls Collaborative Project is a statewide network of non-profits, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, companies, organizations, and individuals committed to motivating and supporting women and girls to pursue and thrive in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathemat...

Timeline photos 10/14/2021

This is one of TXESP's primary missions.

It's Geoscience for Everyone Day! Do your part to help young people from underrepresented communities explore exciting careers in the geosciences.

https://www.earthsciweek.org/geoscience-everyone-day

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Texas Educational Seismic Project (TX-ESP) promotes inquiry-based learning and investigative methods in earth sciences for K-12 classrooms. The program is intended to help students learn to reframe traditional science lessons into a dialogue of scientific inquiries with open-ended, boundless investigations about the world around us. For more than ten years, earth sciences were not included in Texas State curriculum requirements. During this absence, the number of content experts teaching earth science was drastically reduced. Further, current science teachers are facing the challenge of implementing “The Next Generation Science Standards” which focuses on the integration of science, technology and engineering and pushes students to investigate the natural world through the practices of scientific inquiry. TX-ESP enhances Texas classrooms using seismology as one tool to promote inquiry based learning and accomplish Texas state testing requirements for the earth sciences. TX-ESP’s implementation can assist the school become an active partner in global seismology research with Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).

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