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Earth History of the National Capital Region

This Science Feature can be found at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/earth-history-of-the-national-capital-region/
Collage showing USGS headquarters facility, Great Falls National Park, map of Washington D.C. and local topography.

Collage showing USGS headquarters facility, Great Falls National Park, map of Washington D.C. and local topography.

For over 120 years, USGS has studied and mapped the National Capital region revealing a rich and diverse geologic past. Join us July 6 in Reston, Va., and learn the story of the formation and destruction of continents and oceans, the eruption of ancient volcanoes, climatic and sea level changes, as well as the hazards of modern landslides, earthquakes and karst.

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