USA January 02, 2020
These 18 U.S. Volcanoes Are Some Of The Most Dangerous In The World
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has just updated its
volcano threat assessments for the first time over a decade and a slew of new U.S. volcanoes have made the organization’s “most dangerous” list.
Here’s what you need to know:
Scientists from the USGS have announced that 18 U.S. volcanoes are officially considered to be "very high threat." These volcanoes are classified as the most dangerous in the country because of where they are located and how active they have been in the recent past. These are volcanoes that have the potential to cause major damage and loss of life if they erupt.
The top five most dangerous volcanoes in the country are Mount Kilauea in Hawaii, Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington, Alaska’s Redoubt Volcano and California’s Mount Shasta.
The United States is actually one of the most volcanically active countries on Earth. The west coast and northwestern region of the country is particularly active – out of the 18 most dangerous volcanoes in America, 11 are located in Oregon, Washington, and California. See the table below for a full list of the most dangerous volcanoes in America.
here to check out the full USGS report.
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