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Mobile Response Team Saves Lives in Volcano Crises

July 1, 1997

The world's only volcano crisis response team, organized and operated by the USGS, can be quickly mobilized to assess and monitor hazards at volcanoes threatening to erupt. Since 1986, the team has responded to more than a dozen volcano crises as part of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP), a cooperative effort with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The work of USGS scientists with VDAP has helped save countless lives, and the valuable lessons learned are being used to reduce risks from volcano hazards in the United States.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1997
Title Mobile Response Team Saves Lives in Volcano Crises
DOI 10.3133/fs06497
Authors John W. Ewert, C. Dan Miller, James W. Hendley, Peter H. Stauffer
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 064-97
Index ID fs06497
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey