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Geology of National Parks

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The "Sound" of Earthquakes
Check out a new video to learn how seismologists "listen" to earthquakes, and differentiate the source of seismic events based on their seismic signature! Then take a short quiz to see if you can identify different seismic sounds. Make sure that your volume is turned on!

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