tasks of a volcanologist 2 small questions

1. You’re the chief volcanologist for the US Geological Survey (USGS), based in Sacramento, California. At 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday, you receive a report from a seismologist at the USGS in Pasadena, California, saying that there has been a sudden increase in the number of small earthquakes in the vicinity of Mt Shasta, California. You have two technicians available, access to some monitoring equipment, and a four-wheel-drive vehicle. At noon, you meet with your technicians and a couple of other geologists. By the end of the day, you need to have a plan to implement, starting tomorrow morning, and a statement to release to the press. What should your first day’s fieldwork include? What should you say later today in your press release?

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(One paragraph for this answer).


2. The diagram below is a cross section of a hypothetical area. Place the lettered features (A through P) in the proper sequence, from oldest to youngest (left: oldest; right: youngest).

Hint: “C” is the youngest rock because it cuts across all other rocks; “P” is the oldest because it is underneath all other rocks.

Note: You don’t need to write the reason as I did above, this was meant to explain to you the reason why “C” is the youngest and “P” is the oldest.

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