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Photograph of many steaming fumaroles on a broad plain surrounded by mountains
December 31, 1922

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai, Alaska, circa 1922

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in Katmai National Park, circa 1922. Windy Creek is in the foreground. Following the June 6, 1912 eruption of Novarupta-Katmai, thousands of fumaroles filled the valley for many years. Buried snow fields, glacial streams, and precipitation were converted to steam by the heat trapped in the pyroclastic flow. Learn more in USGS Professional

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Old Faithful Inn, store, and geyser bathhouse, with Beehive Geyser in the foreground
December 31, 1921

Old Faithful Inn, store, and bathhouse, Beehive Geyser in foreground

Old Faithful Inn, swimming pool, and store, with Beehive Geyser in the foreground, in 1921.

Coso hot springs, black and white image
February 4, 1920

Coso Hot Springs located at Coso Volcanic Field, CA

Coso Hot Springs in Coso volanic fields, Feb 4, 1920.

Image: Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska
August 13, 1912

Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Volcanic ash drifts around houses at Katmai after the June 1912 eruption of Novarupta Volcano. Church in the distant background. August 13, 1912.

Glacier Peak, Washington simplified hazards map
December 31, 1905

Glacier Peak, WA simplified hazards map

Glacier Peak, Washington simplified hazards map showing potential impact area for ground-based hazards during a volcanic event.

Three Sisters, Oregon simplified hazards map showing potential impa...
December 31, 1905

Three Sisters, OR simplified hazards map

Three Sisters, Oregon simplified hazards map showing potential impact area for ground-based hazards during a volcanic event.

Mount Konocti viewed from Cinder Cone, Clear Lake Volcanic Field.
December 31, 1905

Mount Konocti viewed from Cinder Cone, Clear Lake Volcanic Field.

Mount Konocti, the most distinct volcanic feature of the Clear Lake Volcanics as viewed to the west from Cinder Cone.

Horizontal displacement vectors for GPS stations at Mount St. Helen...

Horizontal displacement vectors at Mount St. Helens (2008-2014)

Map of horizontal displacement vectors for Global Positioning System (GPS) stations in and around Mount St. Helens. Blue arrows show the direction and magnitude of horizontal movement, as measured at the GPS station from 2008-2014. The total horizontal displacement is indicated in millimeters (mm) and inches (in). Light blue circles at the end of the arrows are

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Clear day view of Redoubt CI

Redoubt - CI

Camera installation and maintenance are courtesy of Hilcorp. The camera is located on Platform Anna, approximately 38 miles SE of Mt. Spurr; it was originally pointed at Mt. Spurr. This camera is NE of Redoubt, and has been repositioned (mid-March, 2012) to show both Redoubt (right) and Iliamna (left) in its view.

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Dusty Creek drainage experiences regular lahars. Gamma Ridge Format...

Dusty Creek drainage experiences regular lahars. Gamma Ridge Format...

Non-volcanic peaks of the North Cascades lie in the background. Dusty Creek drainage experiences regular lahars. Gamma Ridge Formation are hydrothermally altered rocks on left ridge. Loose pyroclastic fill deposits cap right ridge; Eastern view, Glacier Peak, Washington.