Status of (mostly) Washington's Volcanoes: Report to Emergency Managers 2020-2021

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While most of the Cascade Range volcanoes are located in remote areas, volcanic processes like ashfall and lahars can put large populations at risk. Frequent communication and interactions among scientists and emergency managers will help prepare us for future hazards.

 

Video Transcript

Jon Major, scientist-in-charge of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, provides an overview of the major volcano hazards in the Cascades, the function and responsibilities of the Cascades Volcano Observatory, and a brief synopsis of what's been going on at Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Hood, and CVO’s plans in coming years. The talk was hosted by the Washington State Emergency Management Division as part of 2021 Volcano Awareness Month in Washington State activities and events.

Jon Major, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory

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