Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Hood are all major volcanoes that lie along the infamous “Ring of Fire” that runs down the west coast of the United States, and all of the seismic activity that has been taking place in the region has many concerned about what may happen next. Earlier this month, I wrote about how 45 earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater hit Alaska in just one 24 hour period. This week, it is volcanic activity that is raising concerns. The earthquake swarms at Mount St. Helens are making headlines all over the globe, and on Tuesday two major volcanoes in Alaska suddenly erupted on the exact same day…
H/t reader squodgy:
“To take our minds off Fukushima, the Economy & WWlll, here’s another….”
– 3/19/2015 — West coast US eruption? Mt. Hood Volcano in Oregon sends signals of activity — USGS installing new equipment (DutchSinse, March 19, 2015):
USGS installing new CO2 (carbon dioxide) gas monitoring equipment on Mount Hood Volcano in Oregon. ( the equipment also can measure SO2 / sulfur dioxide).
Screenshot below from Google Earth shows Mount Hood in the foreground, and the multiple other large volcanic peaks located due North.
Just across the border from Oregon’s Mt. Hood, resides the much more famous Mount St. Helens.
As seen in the above screenshot, Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams, as well as West Crater, and Indian Heaven all are within a very short distance from Mount Hood.