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Monitoring Mount Baker Volcano

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

Hisotrically active volcanoes in the conterminous United States are restricted to the Cascade Range and extend to the Cascade Range and extend from Mount Baker near the Canadian border to Lassen Peak in northern California. Since 1800 A.D, most eruptive activity has been on a relatively small scale and has not caused loss of life or significant property damage. However, future  volcanism predictably will have more serious effects because of greatly increased use of land near volcanoes during the present century. (See "Appraising Volcanic Hazards of the Cascade Range of the Northwestern United States," Earthquake Inf. Bull., Sept.-Oct. 1974.) The recognition an impending eruption is highly important in order to minimize the potential hazard to people and property. Thus, a substantial increase in hydrothermal activity at Mount Baker in March 1975 ( see "Mount Baker Heating Up," July-Aug. 1975 issue) was regarded as a possible first signal that an eruption might occur, and an intensive monitoring program was undertaken. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Monitoring Mount Baker Volcano
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 8
Issue 2
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 5 p.
First page 21
Last page 25
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Mt. Baker
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N