California's restless giant: The Long Valley Caldera

Fact Sheet 2014-3056
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Scientists have monitored geologic unrest in the Long Valley, California, area since 1980. In that year, following a swarm of strong earthquakes, they discovered that the central part of the Long Valley Caldera had begun actively rising. Unrest in the area persists today. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) continues to provide the public and civil authorities with current information on the volcanic hazard at Long Valley and is prepared to give timely warnings of any impending eruption.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title California's restless giant: The Long Valley Caldera
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2014-3056
DOI 10.3133/fs20143056
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Volcano Hazards Program, Volcano Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Long Valley Caldera
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