Volcano Hazards Discussed at Joint State and Federal Meeting

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Many of California's young volcanoes pose a threat to people and property.

Meeting between California Emergency Management Agency, CalVO, and ...

A diverse group of state and federal stakeholders assembled at the California Office of Emergency Services headquarters to discuss the addition of a new Volcano Annex or addendum to California's State Emergency Plan. Volcanic eruptions occur in California about as frequently as the largest San Andreas Fault Zone earthquakes: ten eruptions have occurred in California in the last 1000 years. Recognizing the potential for renewed volcanism in California is an essential first step in mitigating hazardous impacts.

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Volcanic eruptions occur in the State about as frequently as our largest San Andreas Fault Zone earthquakes: ten eruptions have occurred in California in the last 1000 years.

To better prepare for volcanic events in the State, the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), the USGS California Volcano Observatory, and the California Geological Survey are working together to produce the first ever Volcano Hazard Annex to the State Emergency Plan.

On February 12, 2013, a diverse group of state and federal stakeholders assembled at Cal EMA headquarters to discuss volcano hazards and identify State and Federal assets potentially at risk. Cal EMA's new Volcano Annex will integrate hazard and socio-economic information in a format readily accessible to decision-makers at all levels of government.