The Ancient Island That Transformed Washington: A SciShow Field Trip

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Even though there are no volcanoes on the Olympic Peninsula, you can find lots of volcanic rocks on the beaches. This bizarre circumstance might have to do with how the ancient island transformed Washington state.

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Sources:
Correspondence with Dr. Ray Wells
http://geoprisms.org/wpdemo/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Cascadia2012_Wells.pdf
https://pnsn.org/outreach/about-earthquakes/plate-tectonics
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https://pnsn.org/outreach/about-earthquakes/plate-tectonics
https://www.universetoday.com/43822/subduction-zone/

Image Sources:
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/mount-olympus-and-the-rugged-olympic-mountains-gm503245592-82422003
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/rialto-beach-sunset-gm489630466-74756835

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