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Living with volcanic risk in the Cascades

January 10, 1998

The Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest has more than a dozen potentially active volcanoes. Cascade volcanoes tend to erupt explosively, and on average two eruptions occur per century—the most recent were at Mount St. Helens, Washington (1980–86 and 2004–8), and Lassen Peak, California (1914–17). To help protect the Pacific Northwest’s rapidly expanding population, USGS scientists at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington, monitor and assess the hazards posed by the region’s volcanoes.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1997
Title Living with volcanic risk in the Cascades
DOI 10.3133/fs16597
Authors Daniel Dzurisin, Peter H. Stauffer, James W. Hendley
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 165-97
Index ID fs16597
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Volcano Hazards Program

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