One of the many preconceived ideas that the public has about scientists is that they do not seem able to speak clear, understandable, plain language. How can we improve this?

We all communicate via conference presentations, peer‐reviewed publications, or technical discussions with colleagues. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to share our passion for earthquake science with a wider public? Do your parents and family even know what you do? All of us have family members who may ask us what is happening in the volcano world, even though our real specialty may be earthquake seismology. These family members...

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