The Ancient Island That Transformed Washington: A SciShow Field Trip #2

The Ancient Island That Transformed Washington: A SciShow Field Trip #2

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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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Episode 3: https://youtu.be/r85dJ3RVCPI

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Sources:
Correspondence with Dr. Ray Wells

Click to access Cascadia2012_Wells.pdf


https://pnsn.org/outreach/about-earthquakes/plate-tectonics
https://phys.org/news/2017-10-siletzia-oceanic-center-bremerton.html
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geosphere/article/10/4/692/132166/Geologic-history-of-Siletzia-a-large-igneous
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/gsabulletin/article-abstract/86/3/421/201836/New-Analyses-of-Eocene-Basalt-from-the-Olympic?redirectedFrom=PDF

Click to access ger_gm50_geol_map_nw_wa_250k.pdf


https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/UnitRefs/CrescentRefs_5110.html
https://pnsn.org/blog/2016/08/15/why-aren-t-there-any-volcanoes-in-the-olympic-mountains
https://pnsn.org/outreach/about-earthquakes/plate-tectonics

What is a 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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