Geology of the Seattle area – Video

Geology of the Seattle area – Video

If you’ve ever lived in the Seattle area, you will find this video by geologist Nick Zentner absolutely fascinating.

The geology of the Seattle, Washington, area is a direct result of multiple glacial advances that left drumlins, outwash, glacial troughs, and scattered glacial erratics as evidence of their passage.

Old tidelands filled by early residents of Seattle are now home to the SODO district, an active commercial area where both the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners stadiums are located.

This video, entitled “Geology of Seattle and the Puget Sound,” was originally published on March 2, 2015

Tom Foster ( and Nick Zentner (Central Washington University) have been hiking together in Washington for years. ’Geology of Seattle’ is part of an “I-90 Rocks” video series.

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  1. Argentina, Monday, May 15, 2017
    How cold! Veladero is still in the snow despite the presence of the sun.
    It snowed for four days uninterrupted and after 48 hours of clear skies, the landscape continues to take all eyes. According to the NMS for Wednesday another storm is expected.
    Veladero still offers a unique landscape that was favored by the snow that fell during four days. A reader from sent some images where you can see the modules covered with snow.
    According to they explained 1.50 of precipitation fell in the camp and 2 in the mine. The SMN announced that for Wednesday it is expected again temporary.

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