Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.8 Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia
March 2, 2016 -- IRIS does an excellent job collecting and preparing resources we can use in our classrooms on recent, significant earthquakes. Check out their PowerPoint, visualizations and animations on a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred 800 km off the west coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia, as a result of strike slip faulting within the mantle lithosphere of the Indo-Australia Plate.
IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4022
For general earthquake information, be sure to check out PAESTA Recommends Earthquake Resources (http://www.paesta.psu.edu/paesta-recommends#earthquake) and AGI's Earthquake Basics (http://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/earthquake-basics) page.