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Mount Hood - History and Hazards of Oregon's Most Recently Active Volcano
This web page describes the history and hazards related to the Mount Hood volcano in Oregon. Issues discussed include past eruptive behavior, past catastrophic events, hazardous areas and tephra hazards. Included are a block diagram of tectonic plates and a simplified volcano hazards zone map for the area around Mount Hood.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • 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-000-000-000-225
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey, David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory

Author: Cynthia A. Gardner
United States Geological Survey

Author: William E. Scott
United States Geological Survey

Author: Jon J. Major
United States Geological Survey

Author: Thomas C. Pierson
United States Geological Survey