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Earth’s natural phenomena

This is a selection of graphics about Earth’s natural phenomena, published as part of National Geographic online news articles, in a collaboration with science writer Maya Wei-Haas.

The first graphic was included in the story “Colossal crater found in Siberia. What made it?” that can be read here. It reports one theory for the formation of giant holes on the ground, hypothesized to be the result of cryovolcanism, in which eruptions take the form of frosty mud or slush rather than fiery molten rocks.

The second graphic was included in the story “Mount St. Helens isn’t where it should be. Scientists may finally know why.” that can be read here. Scientists are closer to understanding why Mount St. Helens is more than 25 miles to the west of the other volcanos in the same Cascade Range, in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. Well-known for the eruption that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, took the lives of multiple people, and cause extensive damage, Mount St. Helens is one of the most studied volcanos.