Volcanic Hazards in the Pacific U.S. Territories

Fact Sheet 2019-3036
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Abstract

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa lie along the western side of the famed Pacific Ring of Fire. Here, the processes of active island and submarine volcanoes produce activity both underwater and in the atmosphere that poses potential hazards to the daily lives of residents and travelers. Since 2000, CNMI volcanoes have erupted six times, and one submarine volcano has been active in American Samoa.

Suggested Citation

Tepp, G., Shiro, B., and Chadwick, W., 2019, Volcanic hazards in the Pacific U.S. territories: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2019–3036, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20193036.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Volcanic hazards in the Pacific U.S. Territories
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2019-3036
DOI 10.3133/fs20193036
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description Report: 6 p.
Country United States
Other Geospatial American Samoa. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Pacific U. S. Territories