Volcanic eruptions happen in the State of California about as frequently as the largest earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault Zone. At least 10 eruptions have taken place in California in the past 1,000 years—most recently at Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park (1914 to 1917) in the northern part of the State—and future volcanic eruptions are inevitable. The U.S. Geological Survey California Volcano Observatory monitors the State's potentially hazardous volcanoes.
Stovall, W.K., Marcaida, Mae, and Mangan, M.T., 2014, The California Volcano Observatory—Monitoring the State’s Restless Volcanoes (ver. 1.1, June 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3120, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20143120.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||The California Volcano Observatory: Monitoring the state's restless volcanoes|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Edition||Ver. 1: December 2014; Ver. 1.1: June 2019|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Volcano Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|