What are volcano hazards?

Fact Sheet 002-97
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Volcanoes give rise to numerous geologic and hydrologic hazards. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are assessing hazards at many of the almost 70 active and potentially active volcanoes in the United States. They are closely monitoring activity at the most dangerous of these volcanoes and are prepared to issue warnings of impending eruptions or other hazardous events.

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Myers, B., Brantley, S.R., Stauffer, P., and Hendley, J.W., II, 1997, What are volcano hazards? (revised March 2008): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 002–97, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs00297.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title What are volcano hazards?
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 002-97
DOI 10.3133/fs00297
Edition 1997; revised June 1998; revised June 2004; revised March 2008
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Cascades Volcano Observatory
Description 1 sheet [2] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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