Experiencing Earthquakes in Nature Unleashed
Travel deep into the Earth's interior to learn about the immense forces of heat and pressure that cause the plates of the Earth's surface to move and grind together. These shifts cause earthquakes and tsunamis that can have devastating consequences.
Nature Unleashed explains how earthquakes occur and how scientists monitor, measure, and attempt to predict them. Learn about the history of some of the largest earthquakes and tsunamis.
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Have you heard our Seismofon? The red chimes of this massive musical sculpture, created by the artist, Trimpin, hangs over the Chomp dining area on Level 3. The Seismofon is connected to a computer, which tracks earthquakes that occur all over the world and turns the data into sound. Whenever there's an earthquake, the sculpture produces music at different tempos and volumes according to the earthquake's magnitude. Stop by for a listen and check out the computer display to see what earthquakes are "playing."