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Living With Volcanic Risk in the Cascades

Fact Sheet 165-97

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Abstract

The Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest has more than a dozen potentially active volcanoes. Cascade volcanoes tend to erupt explosively, and on average two eruptions occur per century?the most recent were at Mount St. Helens, Washington (1980?86 and 2004?8), and Lassen Peak, California (1914?17). To help protect the Pacific Northwest?s rapidly expanding population, USGS scientists at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington, monitor and assess the hazards posed by the region?s volcanoes.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Living With Volcanic Risk in the Cascades
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
165-97
Edition:
Online Version 1.1, revised 2008
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Volcano Hazards Program
Description:
2 p.