Living Around Volcanoes In Cascadia

May 19, 2016

We talk a fair amount about "The Big One," the anticipated Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that could hit 9.0 or higher in magnitude.  But it's not the only movement of the Earth we need to be aware of: we have volcanoes nearby as well. 

Mt. Shasta, still slumbering in our backyard.
Credit Mt Shasta Avalanche Center

Mount St. Helens blew its top more than 35 years ago, but other peaks in the Cascades could come to life as well. 

That is the focus of Seth Moran, who directs the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA. 

He visits Coos Bay for a talk this week (May 20), and gives us some time for a preview.