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Meet a Geophysicist: Danielle Sumy

2 minutes 53 seconds

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When she was young, Danielle Sumy rode a roller coaster that simulated an earthquake. Her experience on the roller coaster launched her quest to understand how earthquakes happen. She describes how this encounter and her early love of science motivated her to become a geophysicist. Part of the “EarthScope Chronicles” series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 53 seconds

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