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

USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10004u1y

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.