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U. S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program
A comprehensive overview of the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program and current volcanic activity in the United States. The Volcano Hazards Program monitors volcanoes and collects the best possible scientific information on volcanoes in the United States and elsewhere to reduce the risk from volcanic activity. Site includes links to the Program's four volcano observatories in Alaska, the Cascades (Washington State) , Hawaii, and Long Valley (California). Other links include information on volcano hazards: types, effects, locations and historical eruptions, information on reducing volcanic risks, volcano monitoring, emergency planning, and warning schemes. Other resources available are a photoglossary, volcano fact sheets and videos, an educator's page, and updates and weekly reports on worldwide, U.S., and Russian volcano activity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-143
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: U.S. Geological Survey