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Volcano and Hydrologic Hazards, Features, and Terminology
This web site is a good place to start for anyone seeking information on the geology and management of natural hazards phenomena related to volcanoes and hydrologic and geothermal processes. Some information is included on landslides, earthquakes, faults, and tsunamis. In addition to a brief definition of the terms, the site provides background information on related terms; maps, graphics and images; items of interest - reports and case studies; and additional U. S. Geological Survey publications, abstracts, and fact sheets. Web sites of other agencies and other regional or global organizations responsible for monitoring and managing natural hazards are linked.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by USGS with permission. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-763
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: United States Geological Survey, Cascades Volcano Observatory

Publisher: United States Geological Survey, David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory