Eruption monitors placed on Mt. Hood


September 25, 2019


READY TO BLOW? The last time Mt. Hood erupted was just before Lewis and Clark got in the area, but scientists are taking no chances. New monitoring devices are being placed on the mountain.

During the week of Sept. 23, the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and Mount Hood National Forest, will install three new volcano monitoring stations on the flanks of Mount Hood. These stations will substantially improve the ability of CVO scientists and their partners to detect and provide warning of any changes in earthquake activity, ground deformation or volcanic gas emissions that may signal an increase in volcanic activity and a subsequent danger to people and property.

Mount Hood has erupted repeatedly for hundreds of thousands of years, but its most recent eruption series was from 1781 to 1793, just before the arrival...

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