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History and hazards of Mount Rainier, Washington

Open-File Report 95-642

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Abstract

Mount Rainier is an active volcano that first erupted about half a million years ago. Because of Rainier's great height (14,410 feet above sea level) and northerly location, glaciers have cut deeply into its lavas, making it appear deceptively older than it actually is. Mount Rainier is known to have erupted as recently as in the 1840s, and large eruptions took place as recently as about 1,000 and 2,300 years ago.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
History and hazards of Mount Rainier, Washington
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
95-642
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Cascades Volcano Observatory, Volcano Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Washington
Other Geospatial:
Mount Rainier
Online Only (Y/N):
Y