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Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis: EMS undergrads take on tectonics

1/29/2019

Matthew Carroll
January 25, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Christine Tamburri stood in the shadow of Mount St. Helens and surveyed the scars that remain 37 years after the volcano’s devastating eruption. 

The Penn State geosciences student hiked between steep hills of ash and rock that spewed forth and settled on the surrounding landscape. But something else stood out among the ruin.

“You could see little wildflowers peaking up from the rocks and starting to bloom,” she said. “I thought, it’s only been 37 years, but things have come back. Things are surviving.” More 

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