ABSTRACT

Potential Hazards from Future Volcanic Eruptions in California   [open pdf - 3MB]

"More than 500 volcanic vents have been identified in the State of California. At least 76 of these vents have erupted, some repeatedly, during the last 10,000 yr. Past volcanic activity has ranged in scale and type from small rhyolitic and basaltic eruptions through large catastrophic rhyolitic eruptions. Sooner or later, volcanoes in California will erupt again, and they could have serious impacts on the health and safety of the State's citizens as well as on its economy. This report describes the nature and probable distribution of potentially hazardous volcanic phenomena and their threat to people and property. It includes hazard-zonation maps that show areas relatively likely to be affected by future eruptions in California."

Report Number:
U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1847
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1989
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Public Domain
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United States Geological Survey: http://pubs.usgs.gov/
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