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Media Advisory: Busting Myths About One of the Largest Volcanic Systems in the World - Live Online Public Lecture

You are invited to a public lecture on busting the top 10 misconceptions about Yellowstone volcanism.

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New Scanning DOAS Installed at Mount St. Helens

The combination of a continuous MultiGAS station within Mount St. Helens' crater and the new scanning DOAS represents state-of-the-art in geochemical...

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Media Advisory: Mount St. Helens Revisited - Live Online Public Lecture

You are invited to a public lecture about the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruptions.

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Mount Hood's June 5, 2021 Earthquake

Normal faulting? No change in volcanic hazard? Cascades Volcano Observatory geophysicists describe how they interpret earthquake data using the June 5...

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M3.9 earthquake and swarm occur at Mount Hood on June 5, 2021

The M 3.9 earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.7 miles below sea level. At this time, seismologists do not believe the earthquake swarm signifies a...

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Opportunity to Comment on Mount Rainier Lahar Detection and Seismic Monitoring System

Expansion of the lahar detection system at Mount Rainier will improve the Cascades Volcano Observatory's overall volcano monitoring and lahar...

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

While most of the Cascade Range volcanoes are located in remote areas, volcanic processes like ashfall and lahars can put large populations at risk...

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Christina Neal to Lead USGS Volcano Science Center

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — On May 9, 2021, Christina (Tina) Neal became the new director of the U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Science Center, home of the...

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May is Volcano Awareness Month in Washington State

May is Volcano Awareness Month in Washington State, providing residents an opportunity to become more familiar with volcanic hazards in their...

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Series of Virtual Talks Focuses on Mount St. Helens and Volcano Monitoring

The USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory joins the Whidbey Reads program to offer virtual talks about Mount St. Helens' May 18, 1980 eruption, and how...

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Short-lived burst of earthquakes occur at Mount Hood, March 1, 2021

Burst-like swarms commonly interpreted to be caused by movement of hydrothermal fluids (water).

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Brief earthquake swarm detected beneath Mount Rainier

While the seismicity represents a temporary uptick in activity, Mount Rainier remains at normal, background levels of activity.

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