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Released: 8/3/1999

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The earthquakes and volcanic activity that created and continue to define Mount Rainier are the subjects of four lectures to be presented by U.S. Geological Survey scientists in or near Mount Rainier National Park in August. The schedule is as follows:

Aug. 5 -- Longmire Community Building, 2 p.m.; Paradise Inn, 9 p.m. — Andy Lockhart will present "Taking the Pulse of the Mountain - Monitoring Mount Rainier Volcano."

Aug. 12 — White River Campground, 7 p.m. — Caroline Dreidger will present "What To Do With A Volcano in Your Backyard."

Aug. 19 — Ohanapecosh Ampitheater, 8:30 p.m. — Steve Malone of the University of Washington will present "Earthquakes - Inside, Outside and Around Rainier."

Aug. 26 — Longmire Community Building, 2 p.m.; Paradise Inn, 9 p.m. — Tom Sisson will present "Updating Mount Rainier’s Geologic Story - Results of Recent Research."

The lecture series is a collaborative effort by the National Park Service, the USGS, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the University of Washington Geophysics Program, to mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of Mount Rainier National Park.

Editors: To arrange interviews with the lecturers, call Carolyn Dreidger at 360-993-8907.

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