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Media Advisory: Understanding a Sleeping Giant: A Lecture About the Lassen Volcanic National Park Map
Released: 1/24/2012 12:30:00 PM

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MENLO PARK, Calif. — Lassen Peak, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, erupted explosively in 1915 devastating nearby areas and sending volcanic ash as far away as 200 miles to the east.  A recently released U.S. Geological Survey map showing the Lassen Volcanic Center and associated volcanic fields in unprecedented detail is enabling scientists to develop derivative products to evaluate and assess regional volcanic hazards.  On Jan. 26, USGS scientist emeritus Patrick Muffler will present a public lecture in Menlo Park, CA, "Lassen Volcanic National Park -- a wonderland of volcanoes and thermal features", discussing how scientists study the volcanic and geothermal features of Lassen National Park and are working closely with the National Park Service to provide the public with current information about this volcanic region.  

Who: Patrick Muffler, USGS Geologist Emeritus

What: Lecture on Lassen Volcanic Natural Park Map & related hazard products

When: Thursday, January 26th, 2012
12:15 noon —Lecture preview for USGS employees and reporters
7:00 p.m. —Public lecture (also available, streaming over the Internet)

Where: U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

More Information
and Directions:
USGS Evening Public Lecture Series
Menlo Park Science Center Campus Map


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