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Viral ‘Swift Quake’ WWU professor aims to make earth science popular

Caplan-Auerbach shares earth science with the world

Western Washington University geology professor Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, right, and her husband and former professor Pete Stelling pose together wearing gas masks to protect themselves from sulfur.
Western Washington University geology professor Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, right, and her husband and former professor Pete Stelling pose together in a photo while surround by sulfur at a volcano in New Zealand. Caplan-Auerbach went viral for identifying the "Swift Quake" by analyzing seismometer readings following the Seattle Taylor Swift concerts. (Photo courtesy of Jackie Caplan- Auerbach)
By Hailey Hoffman Visual Journalist
Western Washington University professor Jackie Caplan-Auerbach has rocked the Taylor Swift community
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