A sight "fearfully grand": eruptions of Lassen Peak, California, 1914 to 1917

Fact Sheet 2014-3119
Produced in cooperation with the National Park Service, Lassen Association, and the U.S. Forest Service
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Abstract

On May 22, 1915, a large explosive eruption at the summit of Lassen Peak, California, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, devastated nearby areas and rained volcanic ash as far away as 280 miles to the east. This explosion was the most powerful in a series of eruptions during 1914–17 that were the last to occur in the Cascade Range before the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington. A century after the Lassen eruptions, work by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists in cooperation with the National Park Service is shedding new light on these events.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A sight "fearfully grand": eruptions of Lassen Peak, California, 1914 to 1917
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2014-3119
DOI 10.3133/fs20143119
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Volcano Hazards Program, Volcano Science Center
Description 4 p.
Time Range Start 1914-01-01
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Lassen Peak
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N