What causes a volcanic eruption? Is there always lava? How are volcanoes and earthquakes related?  Travel with the STEM in 30 team to the Pacific Northwest, home to some of the most seismically active areas in the U.S. Learn from experts about tectonic activity and find out if they know when the “big one” will hit.

Gather your questions and tune in for a live chat about the episode at our Mission Debrief on Monday, May 18 at 1 pm EDT.

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For more educational resources on Earthquakes and Volcanos, be sure to check out the STEM in 30 collection on Smithsonian Learning Lab

This program is made possible by the generous support of Boeing.

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