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Volcanic hazards in the Pacific U.S. Territories

July 19, 2019
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa lie along the western side of the famed Pacific Ring of Fire. Here, the processes of active island and submarine volcanoes produce activity both underwater and in the atmosphere that poses potential hazards to the daily lives of residents and travelers. Since 2000, CNMI volcanoes have erupted six times, and one submarine volcano has been active in American Samoa.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Volcanic hazards in the Pacific U.S. Territories
DOI 10.3133/fs20193036
Authors Gabrielle M. Tepp, Brian Shiro, William W. Chadwick
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2019-3036
Index ID fs20193036
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Volcano Science Center